How Do I Disable the Audio Descriptions on Netflix?

You can disable the audio descriptions on Netflix by following the steps given above. The process is simple and easy to follow. Every device whether TV, tablet or smartphone has the features and allows disabling of audio description on Netflix. You can pick the movies that you want to view the audio descriptions for and which ones to disable their audio descriptions. Contact Netflix for further guidance.

Jeff Whelpley is the editor / author responsible for this content.
Apr 28, 2020

When you started watching TV shows on Netflix, you realized there was an audio description playing. Perhaps you have searched high and low for a way to turn the audio description off with no luck. Don't worry, am going to help you know how to do, keep reading to learn how to do that.

It's tempting to contact Netflix customer support for assistance on turning off your audio description. The whole thing can be done from settings on the device. You can make the change from settings and follow the simple instructions. Consequently, you can use troubleshoot commands and follow the instructions given.

How Do I Disable the Audio Descriptions On Netflix?

The following steps helps you disable the audio descriptions feature from your home screen.

1. Select settings from the home screen

2. Choose general

3. Select accessibility

4. Choose audio descriptions

5. Turn the toggle switch off to disable

6. Return to Netflix and start playing your TV show or movie.

7. While the TV show is still playing, click anywhere on the iOS device screen

8. Select dialog button found in the right upper corner

9. Select audio option, and ensure it doesn't contain audio description

10.Tap done

11.Play the movie for the next five minutes at least to save those settings

How Do I Disable Captions?

Netflix allows subscribers to disable captions and alternative audio for TV shows and movies. Subscribers can see the movies that offer captions and audio in their preferred language via Netflix website and choosing subtitles.

The caption preferences are typically not saved when you are watching kids titles. Therefore, you can always turn them off when watching or playing similar titles that have rating maturity for teens or above set to your preferred language. This way, you save on settings for all future viewing.

What Is Audio Description?

Audio descriptions are optional narration you get when your TV shows or movie is streaming and describe what is happening on that movie or show. The on-screen descriptions include physical actions, scene changes and settings, facial expressions, costumes and settings.

Customers can enable the audio narration or disable them. Audio descriptions are found in most Netflix original titles and select TV shows and movies. Netflix is working with content owners and studios to increase availability of the audio descriptions for a wide range of devices including smartphones and TV sets.

You can contact Netflix to know the titles with audio descriptions. Plus, if you don't want to see the audio descriptions for that particular TV show or movie, you can disable it by following the steps given above.

Some ATV shows may lack the descriptions for all their seasons. You can choose to enable them or just let them remain disabled.

How Do I Change My Netflix Audio Settings?

Netflix subscribers can change their audio settings by following the process below.

1. Launch Netflix

2. Choose a movie or TV show

3. As the movie or TV show is playing, move the remote over the screen

4. Click on the dialog icon

5. In-case the surround system sound selected is 5.1, try and change it to a different one not 5.1

6. Try Netflix again to see if the change is made.

An audio description is an optional feature that Netflix subscribers can disable or enable.

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