Make Android TV more accessible

You can use the built-in screen reader, closed captions, and your phone to make your Android TV experience more accessible.

Use the screen reader

When you use a screen reader, you can hear what's happening on your TV or monitor.

Turn on the screen reader

  1. On your Android TV, go to the home screen.
  2. Scroll down and select Settings Settings.
  3. Under "Preferences," select Accessibility Accessibility and then Services and then TalkBack.
  4. Select State and then On.

Change the volume & pitch

  1. On your Android TV, go to the home screen.
  2. Scroll down and select Settings Settings.
  3. Under "Preferences," select Accessibility Accessibility and then Services.
  4. Select TalkBack and then Configuration.
  5. Choose an option.

Use closed captions

When you use closed captions, you can see your audio as text on the screen.

Turn on closed captions

  1. On your Android TV, go to the home screen.
  2. Scroll down and select Settings Settings.
  3. Under "Preferences," select Accessibility Accessibility and then Captions.
  4. Select Display and then On.

Change caption language, size, and color

  1. On your Android TV, go to the home screen.
  2. Scroll down and select Settings Settings.
  3. Under "Preferences," select Accessibility Accessibility and then Captions and then Configure.
  4. Choose an option.

Use your phone as a keyboard

You can use your phone to type on your Android TV. Learn how to use your phone as a remote control.

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