Automatic Transcripts Coming to Apple Podcasts

In more Apple news from today — this time unambiguously good — automatic transcriptions of podcasts are coming in iOS 17.4:

Apple automatically generates transcripts after a new episode is published. Your episode will be available for listening right away, and the transcript will be available shortly afterwards. There will be a short delay while we process your transcript. If portions of your episode change with dynamically inserted audio, Apple Podcasts will not display the segments of the audio that have changed since the original transcription. Music lyrics are also not displayed in the transcripts.

Great for accessibility and for finding that one moment in an episode. I prefer Overcast but this is a feature anyone can use occasionally as a kind of personal podcast search engine.