Youtube has added some more languages to its ‘translate captions’ service. Six European languages will now join the existing English, Spanish, Japanese and Korean. These appear automatically in videos when you click on the “turn on captions” button at the bottom of the video. This doesn’t apply to music videos. The subtitles are generated using Google Voice (voice recognition technology.)
If you discover an error, there are ways to submit corrections. Google are also working on a new feature to translate the subtitles into other languages.
For now, you can use subtitles in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Russian, which is great if you’re learning any of these languages. Find a video in the language you’re learning and try it out!