YouTube Live Captions

We’ll add live captions as you broadcast to YouTube 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 channel.

Top questions to ask before booking

Attention: Broadcasters

You can now bring your TV captions to YouTube Live. Our solution optimizes your existing broadcast captions for YouTube, 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.

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Why add YouTube Live captions?


Closed Captions:

1. Improve your video SEO

2. Make your video accessible

3. Allow your followers to view your videos in silence


Reach people with the sound off

With so many of us watching videos without sound, your live event can finally be understood by everyone watching on the subway, train, bus and park.

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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

How much does it cost?

US$3.00 per minute

What is the minimum booking time?

30 minutes

What happens if my live stream goes longer than the booking time?

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.

Can I stream from my phone?

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.

Will my captions be perfect?

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.

How far in advance do I need to book live captioning?

At least two hours notice is required for each YouTube Live booking. Please note: a confirmation email will be sent to you once a captioner is confirmed.

Is this service available 24/7?


Is there a free open broadcast software for live streaming I can use?

Yes, you can use Open Broadcast Software which is a free open source software for live streaming. Follow these instructions on how to setup Open Broadcast Software.

How do I setup my GoCoder app?

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 YouTube channel.

Price for live captioning

USD$3 per minute

Add live captions to your YouTube Live broadcast

  • Features
  • 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

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