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Roku is talking

Roku has a function for Visually impaired users who need extra help navigating the Roku menus. But if you find it has been turned on by accident, the easiest way to turn it back off is with a shortcut on the Roku remote.

To toggle the Screen Reader on and off, quickly press the asterisk button on the Roku remote four times in a row.

Quick tip: It's easy to accidentally turn on Screen Reader this way. Unfortunately, this shortcut can't be disabled, so be aware of this feature when handling the remote.

How to turn off voice on Roku using the Settings menu

If you prefer, you can find the Screen Reader controls in the Accessibility menu.

1.       Press the Home button on the Roku remote.

2.       Select Settings in the sidebar on the left.

3.       Select Accessibility.

4.        Select Screen Reader.

5.       Select Off.

Why is my Roku narrating movies?

Even if you turn off the Screen Reader, you might still find your Roku unexpectedly talking to you.
It's always off by default, but many streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, and others support an accessibility feature known as descriptive audio which narrates descriptive information about scenes in addition to the usual dialog, sound effects, and soundtrack.

Why is my Roku giving instruction?

There is a function of Audio Guide in Roku which keeps saying the instruction to follow while operating the device. This is again a function for visually impaired user. If it has been turned on by mistake or accidentally.

It can be turned off by following actions.

1.         Press the Home button on the Roku remote.

2.       Select Settings in the sidebar on the left.

3.       Select Accessibility.

4.        Select Audio Guide

Select Off.


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