How I Turned Off the Voice Guide (Narrator) on My Samsung TV

When I first got it, I was excited to explore all the features of my new Smart TV, the Samsung QLED Q80T. The TV’s voice guide, which is a narrator that speaks about everything you do with your TV, is enabled by default. Although I see the potential advantages of this feature, I didn’t find it personally helpful to have the TV talking back to me every item on the screen or button pressed. In this article, I will share my experience and provide a step-by-step guide on how to turn off the voice guide accessibility setting on Samsung TVs.

Step-by-Step Guide to Turning Off the Voice Guide Accessibility Setting

Initially, I pressed the home button on my remote and chose the settings button. Subsequently, I navigated to the general setting and opted for accessibility. Following that, I accessed voice guide settings and deactivated the feature. It was as straightforward as that!

Recognizing that not everyone might be familiar with navigating Samsung TV settings, I have provided a more detailed breakdown of each step:

Step 1: Press the home button on your remote

This button resembles a house and is situated at the bottom of the remote.

Step 2: Choose the settings button

The settings button is positioned at the bottom left of the screen and resembles a gear or cogwheel.

Step 3: Navigate to the general setting and opt for accessibility

The general setting displays a wrench icon and can be found at the bottom of the options list.

Step 4: Access voice guide settings

Voice guide settings can be found at the top of the accessibility menu.

Step 5: Deactivate the feature

Select the option to disable the voice guide, and it will be turned off.

How to switch off voice guide on Samsung TV using Bixby

If you’re lucky enough to have one of the most recent Samsung TVs, you might easily switch off the voice guide. All it takes is a few clicks on your Bixby-enabled remote to remove this feature. If you have Bixby enabled on your TV (you probably set it up when you first took the TV out of the box, if not, here’s a guide about how to do that), here’s how to disable voice guide:

Step 1: Press the Bixby button on your remote control or say “Hi Bixby” to activate Bixby. It looks like a white circle with an image of a microphone inside.

Step 2: Say “Turn off voice guide” or “Disable voice guide” to Bixby.

Step 3: Bixby should respond by saying “Voice guide disabled” or a similar message, indicating that the voice guide has been turned off.

Step 4: If Bixby doesn’t understand your command, you can try saying “Turn off audio description” or “Turn off narrator” instead.

Tips for Adjusting Other Settings in the Voice Guide Accessibility Feature

Suppose you find that the voice guide accessibility feature is helpful but would like to adjust the volume or speed. In that case, options are available to customize the feature to fit your preferences.

To adjust the volume, go to the voice guide settings menu and select the volume option. You can increase or decrease the volume to your desired level from there.

Select the speed option in the voice guide settings menu to adjust the speed. You can choose from normal, slow, and very slow options to find the speed that works best for you.

Adjusting these settings allows you to personalize the voice guide accessibility feature to enhance your TV viewing experience. It’s important to remember that accessibility features, such as the voice guide, are designed to help make technology more inclusive for all users.

In a nutshell

It’s important to remember that accessibility features like the voice guide are designed to make technology more inclusive for everyone. By prioritizing inclusivity, we can ensure that all users have equal access to the benefits of technology.

As a Samsung TV owner, I appreciate the effort the Samsung team has put into making their products more accessible. With just a few clicks, I was able to turn off the voice guide accessibility feature and improve my TV’s performance, but for many other people, this feature can offer much-needed assistance.

No matter what accessibility features your TV has, it’s important to familiarize yourself with them so you can get the most out of your device. Adjusting or disabling any settings that don’t work for you will ultimately improve your overall user experience.

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About S. Santos

πŸ‘‹ I'm a technology columnist and blogger with over 10 years of experience, currently serving as Blue Cine Tech's AV Editor. Specialising in gadgets, home entertainment, and personal technology, my work has been featured in top technology blogs. I'm dedicated to breaking down the complexities of the latest tech trends, from explaining the intricacies of Dolby Vision to optimising your streaming experience. This blog serves as a platform for my ongoing exploration of the ever-evolving tech landscape. If you see me at industry events like CES or IFA, feel free to say hello.

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