SpeechRecognition.continuous

Experimental

This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The continuous property of the SpeechRecognition interface controls whether continuous results are returned for each recognition, or only a single result.

It defaults to single results (false.)

Syntax

var myContinuous = mySpeechRecognition.continuous;
mySpeechRecognition.continuous = true;

Value

A Boolean representing the current SpeechRecognition's continuous status. true means continuous, and false means not continuous (single result each time.)

Examples

This code is excerpted from our Speech color changer example.

var grammar = '#JSGF V1.0; grammar colors; public <color> = aqua | azure | beige | bisque | black | blue | brown | chocolate | coral | crimson | cyan | fuchsia | ghostwhite | gold | goldenrod | gray | green | indigo | ivory | khaki | lavender | lime | linen | magenta | maroon | moccasin | navy | olive | orange | orchid | peru | pink | plum | purple | red | salmon | sienna | silver | snow | tan | teal | thistle | tomato | turquoise | violet | white | yellow ;'
var recognition = new SpeechRecognition();
var speechRecognitionList = new SpeechGrammarList();
speechRecognitionList.addFromString(grammar, 1);
recognition.grammars = speechRecognitionList;
recognition.continuous = false;
recognition.lang = 'en-US';
recognition.interimResults = false;
recognition.maxAlternatives = 1;

...

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Web Speech API
The definition of 'continuous' in that specification.
Draft

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also