How to View Transcripts on Apple Podcasts

What to know

  • View transcripts from the speech bubble on the media playback screen of a podcast. 
  • You can view full transcripts by tapping on the three-dot icon in the top right corner of the podcast and choosing View transcript.

With the iOS 17.4 update, Apple has added the ability to view and interact with automatically generated transcripts for podcasts, enabling not only the readers but also those who like to share interesting bits with others verbatim. Here’s everything you need to know to view transcripts on Apple Podcasts.

How to view Apple Podcasts transcripts

With the new transcript feature, you can now view, copy, search, translate, and otherwise interact with the transcripts, and the podcast by extension, in new ways. Here’s how you can view transcriptions on Apple Podcasts.

View Podcast transcripts

There are several different ways to view podcast transcripts. 

  1. Firstly, open the Apple Podcast app and select a podcast of choice. Then tap on the media player to open the full media playback screen.
  2. Tap the speech bubble icon in the bottom left corner and view the transcript.
  3. The transcript will scroll and automatically highlight the words that are being spoken. 

View full Podcast Transcripts

  1. Tap the three-dot icon in the top right corner and select View Transcript
  2. This will open the whole transcript in a document form.
  3. You can similarly find the ‘View transcript’ option on the Home page.
  4. And also from the episodes list page. 


Let’s consider a few commonly asked questions about using Apple podcast transcripts.

Are transcripts available for all Apple podcasts?

No. Apple podcasts are not available for all Apple podcasts. However, Apple is working to 

Which languages are Apple podcast transcripts available in?

Apple podcast transcripts are available in English, Spanish, French, and German.

Which iOS version includes Apple podcast transcripts?

Transcripts are added to Apple podcast transcripts on iOS 17.4.

Podcasts are among the few new-age media that entertain and educate in equal parts. But everyone has their own way of consuming podcasts. While some like to listen linearly, others prefer reading the transcripts. We hope this guide helped you view transcripts on Apple podcasts and get started with this exciting new feature. Until next time!

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