Accessibility features on Apple TV
Apple TV includes built-in accessibility features:
VoiceOver: Apple TV supports VoiceOver, Apple’s screen reader. Available in all the languages supported by Apple TV, and with support for Braille displays, VoiceOver tells you exactly what’s on your TV screen and helps you choose commands. See Use VoiceOver on Apple TV.
Zoom: Zoom is a built-in magnifier that works anywhere on the Apple TV screen. With magnification adjustable up to 15 times the normal size, Zoom can help with a range of vision challenges. See Use Zoom to magnify the image on Apple TV.
Hover Text: Display an enlarged text box for any item you select onscreen. See Use Hover Text to see enlarged text for items you select on Apple TV.
Display: Change parameters on Apple TV for bold text, contrast, and display accommodations. See Display bold text on Apple TV.
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 on Apple TV.
Audio Descriptions: Audio descriptions provide an explanation of important onscreen action and content in movies and TV shows. See Use audio descriptions on Apple TV.
Switch Control: Control Apple TV using a connected Bluetooth® device or other platform as a switch. See About Switch Control on Apple TV.
AirPods: Set AirPods controls for press responsiveness, noise, and Spatial Audio. See Set AirPods controls on Apple TV.
Tap to Navigate: Set the Siri Remote so that you can tap instead of press buttons to navigate on Apple TV. See Navigate Apple TV by tapping instead of pressing buttons on the Siri Remote.
Hearing: 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 on the iTunes Store. You can even customize captions with special styles and fonts and adjust other hearing controls for mono audio and balance. See Set hearing controls on Apple TV.
Type to Siri: Type Siri queries using the onscreen keyboard on Apple TV, a connected wireless Bluetooth keyboard, or an iOS or iPadOS device. See Type instead of speaking to Siri on Apple TV.
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.
When the onscreen keyboard appears, highlight the text entry field and press and hold the Siri button . Dictate text or spell out user names and passwords instead of typing. See Use Siri dictation on Apple TV.