Facebook Live Captions
We’ll add live captions as you broadcast to the largest audience in the world using the camera in your pocket. It’s pretty simple – just send your live stream to us, we add captions and send them back to your page.
Top questions to ask before booking
You can now bring your TV captions to Facebook Live, opening up a new audience of over 1 billion people. Our solution optimizes your existing broadcast captions for Facebook Live, with no up-front costs and no ongoing commitment. This development satisfies the FCC rules that require captioned programs shown on TV to be captioned when shown on the Internet.
Why add Facebook Live captions?
Stand out in the News Feed
Your live stream’s only got a few seconds to attract someone’s attention. Live captions ensure your content is visible even when muted in the News Feed.
Reach people with the sound off
With so many of us watching videos on Facebook without sound, your live event can finally be understood by everyone watching on the subway, train, bus and park.
Make your content fully accessible
Adding live captions boosts reach and engagement, and it also positions your business as fully inclusive, providing access for viewers who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Frequently Asked Questions
US$3.00 per minute
Live captions will stop after the booked time. If you know that you might run over time we would recommend to book an extra few minutes.
Yes. You’ll need to download WOWZA GoCoder. It’s free. We’ll provide you with a web address to put into the settings so you can stream to us.
No. But we’ll try to get as close to perfect as we can. We use real human beings to listen to your live stream and create captions in real time. You can help us improve our accuracy by providing advance notice of the type of content in your live stream.
Your viewers can turn the captions on and off by adjusting the accessibility settings on their phone, and then clicking the CC button on your live video.
- Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Tap on General.
- Tap on Accessibility.
- Under the Hearing section, tap on Subtitles & Captioning.
- Turn On the option for Closed Captions + SDH.
- Tap on Style in order to customize how closed captions work if you’d like.
- Open your device’s Settings app
- Tap Accessibility, then tap Captions
- At the top, tap the On/Off switch
At least two hours notice is required for each Facebook Live booking. Please note: a confirmation email will be sent to you once a captioner is confirmed.
Follow these steps to setup your GoCoder app. This will allow you to stream live to Ai-Media. We will add captions and deliver back to your Facebook page.
No. Please do not select the Secure connection (SSL) button.
At the moment Facebook Live captions are not available on Android phones.
You need to start your sstream within 10 minutes of the time you scheduled it otherwise Facebook cancels your scheduled stream.
Price for live captioning
Add live captions to your Facebook Live broadcast
- Minimum 30 minute booking
- High quality live captioners
- Captions remain on the recorded video of your event even after it has finished
- Make your live stream accessible
- Reach people watching silently