Amazon Transcribe
Developer Guide

Document History for Amazon Transcribe

  • Latest documentation update: November 21, 2019

The following table describes important changes in each release of Amazon Transcribe. For notification about updates to this documentation, you can subscribe to an RSS feed.

Change Description Date

Region expansion

Amazon Transcribe is now available in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) (ap-northeast-1) region.

November 21, 2019

New languages

Amazon Transcribe adds support for Gulf Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese, Malay, Swiss German, Telugu, and Turkish.

November 21, 2019

New feature

Amazon Transcribe adds support for alternative transcriptions. For more information, see Alternative Transcriptions.

November 20, 2019

New languages

Amazon Transcribe adds support for Dutch, Farsi, Indonesian, Irish English, Portuguese, Scottish English, Tamil, and Welsh English.

November 12, 2019

New language

Amazon Transcribe now supports streaming transcription for Australian English (en-AU).

October 25, 2019

Region expansion

Amazon Transcribe is now available in the China (Beijing) (cn-north-1) and China (Ningxia) (cn-northwest-1) regions.

October 9, 2019

New feature

Amazon Transcribe enables you to provide your own AWS Key Management Service key to encrypt your transcription output files. For more information, see the OutputEncryptionKMSKeyId parameter of the StartStreamTranscription operation.

September 24, 2019

New languages

Amazon Transcribe adds support for Chinese Mandarin-Mainland and Russian.

August 23, 2019

New feature

Amazon Transcribe adds support for streaming audio transcription using the WebSocket protocol. For more information, see Streaming Transcription.

July 19, 2019

New feature

AWS CloudTrail now records events for the StartStreamTranscription operation.

July 19, 2019

Region expansion

Amazon Transcribe is now available in the US West (N. California) (us-west-1) region.

June 27, 2019

New language

Amazon Transcribe adds support for Modern Standard Arabic.

May 28, 2019

New feature

Amazon Transcribe now transcribes numeric words into numbers for US English. For example, "forty-two" is transcribed as "42". For more information, see Transcribing Numbers.

May 23, 2019

New language

Amazon Transcribe adds support for Hindi and Indian English.

May 15, 2019

New SDK

The AWS SDK for C++ now supports Amazon Transcribe.

May 8, 2019

New language

Amazon Transcribe adds support for Spanish.

April 19, 2019

Region expansion

Amazon Transcribe is now available in the EU (Frankfurt) (eu-central-1) and Asia Pacific (Seoul) (ap-northeast-2) regions.

April 18, 2019

New language

Amazon Transcribe adds support for streaming transcription in British English, French, and Canadian French.

April 5, 2019

New feature

The AWS SDK for Ruby V3 now supports Amazon Transcribe

March 25, 2019

New feature

Amazon Transcribe now enables you to create custom vocabularies, lists of specific words that you want Amazon Transcribe to recognize in your audio input. For more information, see Custom Vocabularies.

March 25, 2019

New languages

Amazon Transcribe adds support for German and Korean.

March 22, 2019

Region expansion

Amazon Transcribe is now available in the South America (Sao Paulo) (sa-east-1) region.

February 7, 2019

New language

Amazon Transcribe now supports streaming transcription for US Spanish (es-US).

February 7, 2019

Region expansion

Amazon Transcribe is now available in the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) (ap-south-1), Asia Pacific (Singapore) (ap-southeast-1), EU (London) (eu-west-2), and EU (Paris) (eu-west3) regions.

January 24, 2019

New languages

Amazon Transcribe adds support for French, Italian, and Brazilian Portuguese.

December 20, 2018

New feature

Amazon Transcribe now supports transcription of audio streams. For more information, see Streaming Transcription.

November 19, 2018

New languages

Amazon Transcribe adds support for Australian English, British English, and Canadian French.

November 15, 2018

Region expansion

Amazon Transcribe is now available in Canada (Central) (ca-central-1) and Asia Pacific (Sydney) (ap-southeast-2).

July 17, 2018

New feature

You can now specify your own location to store the output from a transcription job. For more information, see the TranscriptionJobSummary data type.

July 11, 2018

New feature

Added AWS CloudTrail and Amazon CloudWatch Events integration. For more information, see Monitoring Amazon Transcribe.

June 28, 2018

New feature

Amazon Transcribe adds support for custom vocabularies. For more information, see Create a Custom Vocabulary .

April 4, 2018

New guide

This is the first release of the Amazon Transcribe Developer Guide.

November 29, 2017