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Use game chat transcription on Xbox One

Game chat transcription takes in-game player voice communication and converts it to text that you can read on the screen. It can also read chat text that you type to other players aloud.

Note Game chat transcription is available on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs in games that support it. See below for a list of games that support it.

Turn on game chat transcription

On Xbox One

  1. Go to Settings > All settings > Ease of Access > Game chat transcription.
  2. To transcribe other players' voices into text, select Speech-to-text.
  3. To have your chat text read aloud to other players, select Text-to-speech.

    To choose the voice that other players will hear when your chat text is read aloud, select one of the available voices in the Text-to-speech voice menu.

On a Windows 10 PC

  1. Open the Xbox app and go to Settings > General > Game chat transcription.
  2. To transcribe other players' voices into text, select Speech-to-text.
  3. To have your chat text read aloud to other players, select Text-to-speech.

    To choose the voice that other players will hear when your chat text is read aloud, select one of the available voices in the Text-to-speech voice menu.

FAQ

What games are supported?

Game chat transcription is available on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs for the following games:

Why does chat transcription lag?

Occasionally, you may experience a brief lag in chat transcription, which might be due to a variety of factors.

Why are some words misspelled?

Many factors can affect transcription quality, including environment (such as background noise), enunciation, and a speaker’s proximity to the microphone.

Why does the chat window move around?

Depending on how a game displays the game chat window, it may move to different locations on the screen during gameplay. For example, the game chat window may move to reduce the chances of covering important areas of the game. The location of the game chat window may be different for each game that supports this feature.

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