Use VoiceOver on Apple TV
VoiceOver lets you control Apple TV without seeing the screen. You use simple gestures on the Touch surface of the Siri Remote to move around the screen, and listen as VoiceOver speaks each item you highlight.
When you highlight an item, VoiceOver first speaks the item and any associated text. After a short delay, VoiceOver speaks any remaining text items on the screen, such as film descriptions or actor listings.
Turn VoiceOver on or off
In Settings on Apple TV, go to General > Accessibility > VoiceOver (or use the accessibility shortcut).
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Turn VoiceOver on”
“Turn VoiceOver off”
Operate the VoiceOver rotor
The VoiceOver rotor is a touch control that lets you choose options by rotating two fingers on the Touch surface of the Siri Remote.
Rotate two fingers around a point on the Touch surface of the Siri Remote to open the VoiceOver rotor, which contains additional controls. The available rotor controls vary, depending on what you’re doing.
As you drag your finger over the Touch surface on the Siri Remote, VoiceOver speaks each menu or text item you select.
To move your selection, swipe up, down, left or right.
To select the previous or next rotor control, rotate two fingers left or right.
To adjust a rotor control, swipe up or down.
For example, to adjust speech rate, rotate two fingers until the VoiceOver speech rate rotor control is selected. Then swipe up or down to increase or decrease the speech rate.
To speak from the current text item to the bottom of the screen, swipe down with two fingers.
To speak the items on screen, starting at the top, swipe up with two fingers, or press and hold the Play button.
To pause speaking, tap once with two fingers. Tap again with two fingers to resume, or select another item.
Perform a custom rotor action with VoiceOver
Rotate two fingers until Custom Actions is selected in the rotor.
Swipe up or down to hear each custom action, then press the Touch surface of the Siri Remote to perform an action.