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How To Turn Off Voice on Roku

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Did you get your Roku’sAudio Guide” on, and now you have no idea how to turn it back off? If that is the case, dear reader, do not worry about the problem you are facing is a straightforward one to deal with.

Quick Answer

Sometimes, while using your Roku TV, you might turn on your device’s “Audio Guide” by mistake. To turn off the voices on Roku, you need to go to your “Settings” and turn the “Audio Guide” off. Occasionally, the “Audio Description” setting might be on in some individual apps rather than your Roku device.

If you are someone who has no prior knowledge about “Audio Guide” and how to toggle it off, this guide will familiarize you with it. So sit down for a good read, as by the end of this guide, you will be able to turn off voices on your device, and also, you will be able to use them to better your Roku experience.

Method #1: Using the Audio Guide Shortcut

To access the “Audio Guide” shortcut on your Roku device, you need to get your Roku remote. Once you have the remote in your hand, press the asterisk (*) key four times in rapid succession.

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Soon you will see a notification prompting that the “Audio Guide” is enabled/disabled. However, if you have the “Audio Guide” shortcut off in your “Settings,” you must turn it on first.

Turning on the Audio Guide Shortcut

To turn on the “Audio Guide” shortcut on your device, you will need to go to your Roku TV “Settings.” Once inside the “Settings,” follow the below-mentioned steps.

  1. Scroll down until you find “Accessibility” and select it.
  2. Inside the “Accessibility” window, click on “Audio Guide” and scroll down to “Shortcut.”
  3. Press on the “Shortcut” tab and select “Enable.”

Method #2: Using Roku TV Settings

If your remote’s asterisk key is damaged, this method is the only way to deal with the voice problem. That being said, follow the below-mentioned steps, and you will be able to turn off the “Audio Guide.”

  1. Go to “Settings” > “Accessibility.”
  2. Inside “Accessibility,” open the Audio Guide window.
  3. Now select “Audio Guide” and press “Disable.”

By following the abovementioned steps, you will be able to turn off voice on your Roku.

Method #3: Turning Off Audio Description in App

Almost every streaming service nowadays has the option of “Audio Description.” An Audio Description is an option made for users who are visually impaired. To turn this option off, you need to go to your app’s “Audio Settings” and turn off “Audio Description.”

To help you have an idea of what we are talking about, we will use Netflix as an example. We chose Netflix for two main reasons:

  1. Netflix is currently one of the most popular streaming services.
  2. Netflix app shares similarities with services like Hulu and HBO Max, especially when it comes to turning on “Audio Description.”

Turning Off “Audio Description” on Netflix 

Turning off your “Audio Description” on Netflix will require you to follow a few steps. The steps are:

  1. Play a movie or a show.
  2. Pause the video to make all the options appear.
  3. Click on the dialogue box icon named “Audio and Subtitles.”
  4. Change the audio type from “Audio Description.”

By following the abovementioned steps, you will be able to turn off the “Audio Description” in no time.


In essence, “Audio Description” is beneficial for people with a disability. However, if you are someone who doesn’t fall on that spectrum, watching a movie with “Audio Description” on can be annoying. By following the mentioned methods, you will be able to deal with the voice narration problem in no time.

Moreover, this guide will not only help you turn the “Audio Description” off. Instead, if there comes a time when you require the “Audio Description” to be turned on, you can do that with ease.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to change Audio Guide speed on Roku?

They are four different speech rates for your Roku’s Audio Guide. You can change your “Audio Guide” speech rate by going to “Settings” > “Accessibility” > “Audio Guide” > “Speech Rate.” Inside the “Speech Rate” window, choose the playback speed you prefer.

Can I change my Audio Guide volume on Roku?

Yes! To change your “Audio Guide” volume on Roku, you need to go to “Settings” > “Accessibility” > “Audio Guide” > “Volume.” Inside the “Volume” settings, turn the volume up or down using your arrow keys and confirm it. You can also use the master volume control on your remote the desired output won’t be the same.

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