Article ID : 00206652 / Last Modified : 27/06/2019

Screen Reader

    IMPORTANT: This article applies only to specific products or operating systems:

    •  Products: Check the Applicable Products and Categories section of this article. 
    • Operating systems: Android™ 8.0 Oreo™
       

    Screen reader works by vocalising information on the TV screen, such as the programme guide and setting screen, which people with visual impairment might not be able to fully acquire from their sight.
    In order to use the screen reader function, an Internet connection is necessary.
     

    There are two ways to enable or disable Screen reader.

    1. Accessibility shortcut
      By pressing and holding the MUTING button on the TV remote control for three seconds, Screen reader will be activated or deactivated.
      NOTE: The default setting of this Accessibility shortcut function is set to Screen reader. This accessibility shortcut function is not available during the initial setup.
       
    2. Activating Screen reader from the Settings
      1. Press the Home button on your TV remote control.
      2. The Settings icon is located at the upper right-hand corner of the Home menu. Press and hold the Up arrow button for about three seconds, press and hold the Right arrow button for about two seconds to select Settings, and press the Enter button.
      3. Press the Down arrow button to select Accessibility, and press the Enter button.
      4. Press the Down arrow button to select Screen reader and press the Enter button
      5. Select Enable and press the Enter button.
      6. Select OK and press the Enter button.

     

    Changing the language

    1. Press the Home button on your TV remote control.
    2. The Settings icon is located at the upper right-hand corner of the Home menu. Press and hold the Up arrow button for about three seconds, press and hold the Right arrow button for about two seconds to select Settings, and press the Enter button.
    3. Press the Down arrow button to select Accessibility, and press the Enter button.
    4. Press the Down arrow button to select Text to speech, and press the Enter button.
    5. Press Down arrow button to select Engine configuration, and press the Enter button.
    6. Press Down arrow button to select Language, and press the Enter button.
    7. Select your desired language from the list and press the Enter button. The screen reader function works when the Language in Settings matches the language you selected in Engine configuration.

     

    Changing the speech rate

    1. Press the Home button on your TV remote control. 
    2. The Settings icon is located at the upper right-hand corner of the Home menu. Press and hold the Up arrow button for about three seconds, press and hold the Right arrow button for about two seconds to select Settings, and press the Enter button.
    3. Press the Down arrow button to select Accessibility, and press the Enter button.
    4. Press the Down arrow button to select Text to speech, and press the Enter button.
    5. Press the Down arrow button to select Speech rate, and press the Enter button.
    6. Select your preferred rate from Very slow to Fastest, and press the Enter button.

     

    NOTES:

    • The screen reader function is available only for focus points.
    • The screen reader function is available only for some areas and languages.
    • Only some apps such as YouTube support screen reader.

     

    *Android TV is a trademark of Google LLC; Oreo is a trademark of Mondelez International, Inc. group.