Accessibility features

Apple TV includes built-in accessibility features to make it easier for people with disabilities to experience television.

  • VoiceOver: Apple TV supports VoiceOver, Apple’s screen reader. Available in all the languages supported by Apple TV, VoiceOver tells you exactly what’s on your TV screen and helps you choose commands. See VoiceOver.

  • Zoom: Zoom is a built-in magnifier that works anywhere on the new Apple TV screen. With magnification adjustable up to 15 times the normal size, Zoom can help with a range of vision challenges. See Zoom.

  • Bold Text: Choose Bold Text to make the text easier to read throughout the Apple TV interface. See Bold text.

  • Increase Contrast: Increase contrast on the screen by reducing the transparency of background elements on Movie and TV Show pages, menu tabs, and more. You can also use a high-contrast cursor to better delineate the focused content. See Increase the screen contrast.

  • Reduce Motion: With Reduce Motion, some screen actions — such as moving between app icons on the Home screen and launching apps — are visually simpler. See Reduce screen motion.

  • Siri: The Siri Remote lets you use your voice to bypass onscreen navigation. Ask Siri to perform a wide range of tasks, such as “Find kid movies,” “Rewind five minutes,” “Open Music,” and more. See Talk to your Apple TV.

  • Closed Caption and SDH support: Apple TV supports closed captioning, so those who are deaf or hard of hearing can fully enjoy new TV episodes and thousands of movies. Just look for the CC or SDH icon when you’re browsing movies or TV shows from the iTunes Store. You can even customize captions with special styles and fonts. See Closed captions and subtitles.

  • Audio Descriptions: Audio descriptions provide an explanation of important onscreen action and content in movies and TV shows. See Audio descriptions.