How to turn off the voice guide on your Samsung TV

what to know

  • Go to Menu > Settings > All Settings > General & Privacy > Accessibility > Voice Guide Settings .
  • On some TVs, it's: Settings > General > Accessibility > Voice Guide Settings .
  • Alternatively, press and hold the volume button . Or, hold down the microphone button and say "Turn off voice guidance."

This article explains how to turn off the voice guide on your Samsung TV so that it stops reading menus and other text. This feature is designed for visually impaired people.

On some Samsung TVs, you can quickly access Voice Guide by pressing and holding the volume button on the remote, then selecting Voice Guide to turn it off. If you don't see the option, follow these steps to turn off the voice assistant through your TV settings:

  1. Press Home on the remote.

  2. Go to Menu > Settings > All Settings > General & Privacy > Accessibility > Voice Guide Settings .

    On some TVs, the path is Settings > General > Accessibility > Voice Guide Settings or Menu/123 > Menu > System > Accessibility > Voice Guide Settings "

  3. Select Voice Guide to turn it off (or on).

Some older models support a similar feature called Audio Description, which can be disabled by pressing Menu > Sound Mode > OK > Broadcast > Audio Language . Switch from English AD to English .

Some Samsung TVs also allow you to turn the voice assistant off and on using voice commands, which you may find easier than manually navigating through on-screen menus. If your remote has a microphone button, you can follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold the microphone button on the remote.

  2. Say, turn off the voice guide .

  3. Release the microphone button .

Voice Guide is a voice assistant feature for Samsung Smart TVs that works similarly to VoiceOver on Mac or Narrator on Windows. It is a screen reader that automatically narrates text on the screen, such as menu options and descriptions of movies and TV shows. It also provides audio cues whenever you switch between connected devices.

If you have trouble reading text on your TV, a voice guide makes it easier to navigate menus, switch input devices, and select content to watch. In addition to the option to turn this feature on and off, you can also adjust the speed, volume, and pitch of your voice.

FAQ
  • Some Samsung TVs allow you to take verbal control while holding down the voice button on your smart remote. To deactivate this feature, press Menu on the remote, go to System > Voice Control , and turn the switch off. You can also find this setting under Settings > Smart Features > Speech Recognition . To turn off the system's response to voice commands, go to System > Voice Control > TV Voice .

  • To reset picture and sound settings on your Samsung TV, go to Settings > Picture or Sound Icon > Expert Settings > Reset Picture or Reset Sound . To restore your Samsung TV to factory default settings, go to Settings > Support > Self-Diagnosis > Reset .