How To Make Roku Stop Talking

Is your Roku device suddenly talking to you? Is it reading the text on the menus to you? How was it enabled? Learn how to make Roku stop talking with these steps.


How was the talking voice enabled?

You most likely accidentally pressed the asterisk (*) button on the remote control rapidly 4 times. Doing so toggles the “Audio Guide” feature. On some models, this is called “Screen Reader”. This feature exists to help the vision impaired, allowing them to learn what’s on the screen.


Fix 1 – Turn Off Audio Guide / Screen Reader

To disable the talking voice, simply press the asterisk (*) button rapidly 4 times.

For some models like the TCL Roku TV, you will need to press the asterisk (*) button once while a video is playing, select “Accessibility” > “Screen Reader“, then toggle the setting to “Off“.

Alternately, you can navigate to the setting using the menus. It’s under “Settings” > “Accessibility” > “Audio Guide” or “Screen Reader” > “Off“.


Fix 2 – Change Audio Track

Some Roku channels have a feature where the audio track contains and audio description. You can turn this feature off with these steps:

  1. Start playing a video in Disney+ as you normally would.
  2. Press the * (asterisk) button on the remote.
  3. Change the “Audio Track” to an option that doesn’t include “Audio Description“.

I hope this guide has helped you disable the audio voice on Roku. Drop a comment below to let me know how it worked for you.

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