If your Amazon Fire Stick is talking away non-stop then don’t worry, that is the VoiceView. If you are annoyed by it then you might be wondering “How do I make it stop?” If yes then you’re in the right place.
[su_note]To quickly stop it, navigate to the Fire Stick’s ‘Settings’, select ‘Accessibility’, and then turn off ‘VoiceView’. [/su_note]
Keep on reading this post till the end to know more about the VoiceView on Amazon Fire Stick and how to turn it off.
What is VoiceView?
VoiceView is a special feature on the Amazon Fire Stick. It is like a helper that talks to you.
It tells you what’s on your TV screen by reading it out loud. This is really helpful for people who may struggle with seeing.
Benefits of VoiceView:
VoiceView isn’t just a talking feature on the Amazon Fire Stick; it’s a tool designed with several advantages in mind:
- Some people have a hard time seeing the TV screen. VoiceView talks out loud and tells them what’s on the screen.
- If you don’t like reading tiny words on the screen, no worries! VoiceView reads them for you.
- Ever click something by mistake? VoiceView tells you where you are, so you don’t press the wrong thing.
- You can do other stuff, like folding clothes, while VoiceView tells you what’s on the TV.
- If you’re trying to get better at English, listening to VoiceView can help you learn new words.
Amazon made VoiceView so that everyone, no matter if they can see well or not, can enjoy their Fire Stick.
Reasons to Disable VoiceView
VoiceView is a helpful tool on the Amazon Fire Stick, but not everyone likes it.
Here’s a deeper look into why some choose to turn it off:
Sometimes, people might press the wrong button and activate VoiceView unintentionally. And it is strange to hear your TV suddenly start talking to you.
Especially, if someone isn’t familiar with VoiceView, they might get confused when it starts up.
They might think something’s wrong with their Fire Stick.
Too Much Talking
VoiceView reads everything on the screen. For some, this can feel like a lot of talking, especially if they’re just trying to watch their favorite show.
If someone is new to Fire Stick, having VoiceView on might feel like too much information at once.
Some people prefer to see and read things themselves rather than listen. They might find the voice distracting when they’re trying to focus on the screen.
How to Disable VoiceView on Amazon Fire Stick?
Follow the step-by-step instructions to disable VoiceView on Amazon Fire Stick:
Firstly, make sure that you have your Amazon Fire Stick remote ready. It is the primary tool that you will use to navigate the settings. Make sure the narration is soft enough not to sound like background noise and adjust the TV at a convenient volume.
Access the Main Menu:
Use the round navigation pad on your remote to go through options, and press the center button to choose.
To access Settings, scroll up and locate it on the Fire Stick’s homepage in the top-right corner of the screen.
Go to your Settings menu and then click on ‘Accessibility’.
There is a button known as VoiceView under the Accessibility menu. Select it.
Turning Off VoiceView
Next, you will get a notification about disabling the VoiceView device. Click on “Yes” to disable this feature.
It will display a prompt that asks if you are sure VoiceView should be turned off. “Confirm” your choice.
Common Issues and Troubleshooting Tips After Disabling VoiceView:
Below are a few common issues that you might face with VoiceView, here’s how you can troubleshoot:
VoiceView Not Turning Off:
You can easily skip one step or press the wrong button. Reboot the whole process to confirm that you have correctly done everything.
Changing can however be done in just a few seconds. Wait for some time after completing the above and confirm whether VoiceView has stopped.
Remote Not Responding:
The cells in your remote could be faulty or inserted incorrectly. Try changing their position or swapping them out with new ones.
If you’ve tried everything and VoiceView still won’t turn off, consider resetting your Fire Stick. This will bring it back to how it was when you first got it.
[su_note]Note: Resetting means all your settings, apps, and preferences will be gone. It’s like starting fresh.[/su_note]
Make sure you’ve saved any important data or made a note of your favorite settings before you reset.
That’s it. If you ever miss the VoiceView feature or need it in the future, simply follow the steps in reverse to turn it back on.
Let us know in the comments if you have any other questions or queries.