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How to Turn Off Commentary on Disney Plus

The Disney Plus streaming service came online in 2019. So with this service, you can watch many movies and shows in the Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, National Geographic, or Marvel collections. Further, for vision impaired and blind users, many of these shows have a commentary track. In that program, an announcer explains what’s going on on the screen as the show runs.  You can hear this commentary by turning it on in the Disney Plus app. Unfortunately, many users report accidentally enabling the commentary voice when they don’t want it, and then they don’t know how to disable it again.  So in this piece, we show you how to turn off  commentary on Disney Plus, as follows.

How to Turn Off Commentary on Disney Plus: Prerequisites

Well, you can’t turn this audio off, unless you have set up the following first.

    1. A Disney Plus subscription.
    2. Access to the Disney Plus app, whether that be on your phone, tablet, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, et al.

How to Turn Off Commentary on Disney Plus: Step by Step

    1. Firstly, bring up this app and start playing a movie.
    2. Then, tap the middle of the screen to bring up the transport controls (Play / Pause, Skip Back, Skip Forward).
    3. Tap the More Settings square near the top right corner of the screen. This brings up a list of player settings.
    4. Next, in the Audio list, tap the English option.  Or, choose any other option besides one with the letters AD in its name.  This switches OFF the descriptive audio track.
    5. Then, tap the X button on this Settings screen. Find it in the top right corner of the screen. Touching this button takes you back to the movie screen.
    6. Finally, tap the Play button to start your movie playing if it is not playing already. You should no longer hear these audio descriptions.

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Revision History

    • 2020-07-28: First published.