Spotify has introduced a pilot program called Voice Translations, designed to eliminate language barriers and make podcasts more accessible. Voice Translations uses voice generation AI technology to translate podcast episodes into multiple languages while preserving the distinctive voice and style of the original podcaster.
Spotify has collaborated with prominent podcasters like Dax Shepard and Lex Fridman to launch AI-driven voice translations for select catalog episodes and upcoming releases. These translated episodes will be accessible to both Spotify Premium and Free users. The pilot program begins with the release of translated content in Spanish, with plans to introduce French and German translations soon.
Feedback garnered during the pilot phase of Voice Translations will play a pivotal role in shaping future expansions and innovations, ultimately enriching the podcasting experience for Spotify’s vast audience.