How to Silence Voice Features on Your Roku Player

Have you ever asked your Roku a question only to get an unexpected verbal response? Roku’s voice features can be useful, but sometimes you just want your streaming device to shush! This handy guide will teach you how to disable voice and audio descriptions on your Roku.

What is Roku’s Audio Guide?

Roku goes above and beyond to make streaming accessible for all users. Their Audio Guide reads text aloud as a text-to-speech screen reader. This helps people with:

  • Visual impairments
  • Hearing difficulties
  • General navigation

It also enables the voice search function in the Roku mobile app. Pretty nifty!

Audio Guide works on Roku TVs and players released after 2015. Check if your model has it:

  • Roku Express
  • Roku Streaming Stick
  • Roku Express+
  • Roku Premiere
  • Roku Ultra
  • Roku Premiere+
  • Roku smart TVs

So Audio Guide helps many folks, but sometimes you just want a little peace and quiet with your streaming! Let’s explore your options.

3 Ways to Disable Voice on Roku Players

Here are three simple methods to silence voice features when you want tune out and turn off:

1. Use Your Roku Remote

Hear Roku’s Audio Guide chattering away? Quickly press the asterisk/options button four times in a row. This shortcuts toggles voice on and off. Give the command a moment to register.

If narration continues for a few seconds after pressing, that’s normal! It should soon quiet down.

2. Turn Off Audio Guide in Roku Settings

Navigate to Audio Guide in settings:

  1. Press the home button
  2. Select settings > accessibility
  3. Choose audio guide
  4. Toggle to off

3. Disable Audio Guide Shortcut

You can also turn off the shortcut activation method:

  1. Press the home button
  2. Select settings > accessibility
  3. Find shortcut
  4. Choose disabled

Now Audio Guide won’t turn on accidentally! Of course you can always re-enable it.

I hope these quick tips help you mute voice interruptions when you want some peace and quiet. Now get back to streaming your favorite shows!

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