Amazon Transcribe
Developer Guide

What Is Amazon Transcribe?

This is prerelease documentation for a service in preview release. It is subject to change.

Amazon Transcribe provides transcription services for your audio files. It uses advanced machine learning technologies to recognize spoken words and transcribe them into text. Use Amazon Transcribe to create new products based on understanding the content of audio files. For example, you can:

  • Transcribe the audio track from a video to create closed captioning for the video.


  • Transcribe dictation to text. For example, use Amazon Transcribe to transcribe medical and legal dictation.


  • Transcribe customer call recordings for analysis. Transcribe a customer service recording and then send the transcription to Amazon Comprehend to get keyword, topic, or sentiment information.

You can use Amazon Transcribe with other AWS services to create other applications. For example, you can use Amazon Transcribe to convert voice to text, send the text to Amazon Translate to translate the text into another language, and send the translated text to Amazon Polly to speak the translated text.

Are You a First-time User of Amazon Transcribe ?

If you are a first-time user, we recommend that you read the following sections in order:

  1. How Amazon Transcribe Works – Introduces Amazon Transcribe.

  2. Getting Started with Amazon Transcribe – Explains how to set up your AWS account and test Amazon Transcribe.

  3. API Reference – Contains reference documentation for Amazon Transcribe operations.