How to Turn Off Voice Guide on Samsung TV

Is your Samsung TV describing everything happening on the screen as you browse it? If so, it means the voice assistance or voice guide accessibility settings are turned on. While the feature is quite useful for people with weak eyesight, you might be getting annoyed if you have mistakenly enabled it. But worry not; today you will see the steps to turn off voice guide or voice assistant on Samsung TV.

Smart TVs have always made a big impact on how one can easily watch and stream content. Whether you use a cable connection or stream through various apps on your TV. While all this is good for the average user, smart TVs, especially Samsung TVs, have features for those who may have poor eyesight or even for those who are elderly.

This feature on Samsung Smart TV is known as Voice Guide. Although this is a nice feature, it can be annoying sometimes. So here is a guide on how to turn off voice guide or voice assistant on Samsung Smart TV.

How to Turn Off Samsung TV Voice Guide

There can be times when voice guides might have been automatically turned on by the wrong presses on the remote by a child, or it could be that Bixby, the voice assistant, might have enabled it because someone’s voice commands got mixed up with the actual commands.

how to turn off voice guide on samsung tv

Of course, it is a good feature for some users, but for other users it may not be useful and could cause interruption while enjoying content or just using the TV. So, if you or someone else has enabled Samsung TV Voice Assistant on purpose or by mistake, here is a guide that shows you how to turn it off.

Disable Voice Guide on Samsung TVs using Settings

You can easily turn off the Voice Guide or Voice Assistant feature using the settings on the 2019 and newer Samsung TV models. Here’s how you can do it:

Step 1: Press the Home button on the remote control. Navigate to Settings > All Settings. Some Samsung Remotes have a Settings button. Press the button and go to All Settings.

Step 2: Select General & Privacy > Accessibility.

How to turn off voice guide on Samsung TV

Step 3: Choose Voice Guide Settings from the available options.

How to turn off voice guide on Samsung TV

Step 4: If the Voice Guide options are white and accessible, this means Voice Guide is turned on. To turn it off, press the Voice Guide, and all options will gray out.

How to turn off voice guide on Samsung TV

Disable Samsung Smart TVs Voice Guide using Volume Button

You can also directly go to the Voice Guide settings on your TV with a simple push of one of the buttons on the remote control. Follow the below steps to do so:

Step 1: Long-press the Volume button on your Samsung Smart Remote.

How to Turn Off Samsung TV Voice Guide

Step 2: As soon as you do, it will directly take you to the Accessibility Shortcuts that include Voice Guide option.

How to turn off voice guide on Samsung TV

Step 3: Highlight or navigate to Voice Guide and press the Center/Select button to turn off the voice guide.

On some Samsung TV models, you need to press the AD/SUBT button to open Accessibility shortcut. Next, select the Voice Guide option to disable it.

How to Turn Off Samsung TV Voice Guide

Disable Samsung TVs Voice Guide using Voice Command

If your Samsung TV remote control has a microphone button in it, you can use the voice command to disable the feature. Here’s how you can do it:

Step 1: Tap the microphone button on the remote.

How to Turn Off Samsung TV Voice Guide

Step 2: Say “Turn off Voice Guide” or “Disable Voice Guide” or “Voice Guide Off” loudly. If it doesn’t work replace Voice Guide with Voice Assistant.

Disable Voice Guide on Samsung TVs 2014 to 2018 Models

If you own a Samsung TV released between 2014 and 2018, follow the below steps to turn off the Voice Guide feature.

Step 1: Press the Menu/123 button on the remote control.

Step 2: Navigate to Menu > System or Settings.

Step 3: Choose Accessibility > Voice Guide.

Step 4: Select Voice Guide again and choose Off.

As soon as you do, the Voice Guide feature will be turned off for your Samsung Smart TV.

Disable Voice Guide on Samsung TVs 2008 to 2013 Models

If you own a Samsung TV released between 2008 and 2013, you need to disable the audio description as the Accessibility menu is not available on these models. Here’s how you can turn it off:

Step 1: Press the Menu button on the remote control.

Step 2: Navigate to Sound or Sound Mode.

Step 3: Choose Broadcast > Audio Language.

Step 4: If the Audio Description is enabled on your TV, you’ll see English AD selected, where AD means audio description.

Step 5: Switch to English only to turn off audio description.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Voice Guide on a Samsung TV?

Voice Guide is a feature on Samsung TVs that describes menu options and content on TV screen aloud to aid the visually impaired. If the feature is enabled on your TV, it provides voice guides for actions such as changing the channel, adjusting the volume, and reading out information regarding current and upcoming programs, searches, and other TV functions.

Why is my Samsung TV Narrating Everything?

If your Samsung TV is announcing or narrating everything you do on the TV, then the Voice Guide is turned on.

Why is Samsung TV Narrating Everything in One Streaming App Only?

If you hear your Samsung TV narrating everything in one streaming app only, the audio description feature may be enabled in that app. To turn it off, navigate to Audio & Language and choose any language other than the one with an audio description in brackets.

How to Turn Off Narrator on Connected Streaming Devices?

If the Samsung TV keeps talking even after turning off the settings, there is a high chance that the narrator feature is enabled on a connected streaming device like the Fire TV Stick. To turn it off on the Fire TV Stick, navigate to Settings > Accessibility > Voice View and disable it.

So, that’s all the methods through which you can disable the Voice Guide or Voice Assistant on your Samsung smart TV. While you have different ways to turn off the feature for newer models, if you have an older version released in 2018 or later, you can only use a single method to turn off the feature.

I hope this guide helped you disable the voice guide. If you have any doubts or queries, feel free to ask them in the comments section below.

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