VoiceOver for iPod

Enabling VoiceOver for iPod allows you to hear the names of songs, artists, and playlists spoken when listening to content on your iPod. If you have the Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic or the In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic, you can also use VoiceOver to navigate playlists.

VoiceOver Kit release information and compatibility matrix

Software Version Date Released iPod shuffle
(3rd generation)
iPod shuffle
(4th generation)
iPod nano
(5th generation)
VoiceOver 1.4.2 for Windows only 2011-10-27 X X X
VoiceOver 1.4.1 for OS X Lion  2011-07-20 X X X
VoiceOver for Mac and Windows 1.4 2010-12-02 X X X
VoiceOver for Mac and Windows 1.3 2010-03-30 X X X
VoiceOver for Mac and Windows 1.2 2009-09-09 X   X
VoiceOver for Mac and Windows 1.1 2009-05-26 X    
VoiceOver for Mac and Windows 1.0.1 2009-04-09 X    
VoiceOver for Mac and Windows 1.0 2009-03-11 X    
Note: VoiceOver is already included with iPod touch (3rd generation and later), iPod nano (6th generation and later), iPhone 3GS and later. No software update is required.

VoiceOver information for iPod shuffle (3rd and 4th generation)

VoiceOver information for iPod nano (5th and 6th generation)

Install and set up VoiceOver Kit

To learn how to install and set up VoiceOver Kit for compatible iPod devices, please see:

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