Posted On: Jul 26, 2019

Amazon Transcribe now supports WebSocket protocol for streaming transcription. Users can open a bidirectional connection to send an audio stream to the service, and in return, receive a stream of text in real time. Prior to this launch, streaming transcription was available via HTTP/2 streams. WebSocket protocol support makes integrations easier for customers with WebSocket-based clients. Support for WebSocket is available in all the regions where streaming service is available today. For a list of regions in which Amazon Transcribe is available, see this documentation.

Amazon Transcribe, an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service, makes it easy for developers to add speech-to-text to applications without requiring any machine learning skills. You can use streaming transcription to efficiently and accurately capture transcripts for diverse use cases, such as transcribing calls for contact centers, automatically generate subtitles for media, as well as capturing meeting notes for business productivity. 

Learn more about this new feature in the documentation