Auto-Transcripts Now Available for Apple Podcasts on iOS 17.4

Among the changes in iOS 17.4 is support for auto-generated transcripts in the Apple Podcasts app, making it easier for listeners to follow along to their favorite shows. Similar to how lyrics work in Apple Music, users can view a live text version of an episode, and the words are highlighted as they listen. To pull up the transcript, users click on the new “quote” icon at the bottom of the Now Playing screen. Creators can also release their own transcripts by changing the setting in Apple Podcasts Connect within the Availability tab. Earlier this week, Apple made iOS 17.3 widely available, giving users access to its Stolen Device Protection feature and collaborative playlists for Apple Music.