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Make Google TV more accessible

You can use a screen reader, closed captions, Switch Access, and more to make your Google TV device more accessible.

Use a screen reader

  1. From the Google TV home screen, scroll up to the top navigation bar.
  2. Select Profile Settings and then Dashboard and then Settings
  3. Select System and then Accessibility.
  4. Under “Services,” select TalkBack and then Enable and then OK.

Change screen reader settings

  1. From the Google TV home screen, scroll up to the top navigation bar.
  2. Select Profile Settings and then Dashboard and then Settings
  3. Select System and then Accessibility.
  4. Under “Services,” select TalkBack and then Configuration.
  5. Change settings for speech volume, verbosity (such as keyboard echo and usage hints), and spoken passwords.

Tip: To find more options and settings for TalkBack, such as speech rate and intonation, in the Accessibility menu, select Text to speech.

Turn on closed captions

Important: Your caption preferences might not apply to certain apps. 

  1. From the Google TV home screen, in the top right, go to the user profile icon and select Settings.
  2. Select System and then Accessibility.
  3. Select Captions.
  4. Turn on Display to show captions. Then choose your options.

Turn on high contrast text

  1. From the Google TV home screen, in the top right, go to the user profile icon and select Settings.
  2. Select System and then Accessibility.
  3. Turn on High contrast text (Experimental).

Turn on Switch Access

  1. From the Google TV home screen, in the top right, go to the user profile icon and select Settings.
  2. Select System and then Accessibility.
  3. Under “Services,” select Switch Access and then Enable and then OK.

Tip: Learn more about using Switch Access for Android.

Use accessibility shortcuts

Important: Accessibility shortcuts are a quick way to turn on accessibility features. To use accessibility shortcuts, you first need to turn them on.
 
To turn on accessibility shortcuts:
  1. From the Google TV home screen, in the top right, go to the user profile icon and select Settings.
  2. Select System and then Accessibility.
  3. Select Accessibility shortcut and then Enable accessibility shortcut.
  4. By default, the shortcut turns on TalkBack. To change what's included in the shortcut, choose Shortcut service. 
  5. Choose an option and select OK.

To use the shortcut:
On your remote, press and hold the back arrow and down buttons at the same time for 3 seconds.
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