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How to Turn Off Described Video on Disney Plus

The Disney Plus streaming service came online in 2019. With this you can watch many movies and shows in the Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, National Geographic, or Marvel collections. Plus, for the vision impaired and blind watchers, many of these shows have an described video track. In this audio, an announcer tells what’s happening on the screen as the show plays.  Moreover, you can hear these descriptions by turning them on in the Disney Plus app. Unfortunately, many users report accidentally enabling them when they don’t want them. Then they don’t know how to turn them off again.  So in this piece, we show you how to turn off the described video feature on Disney Plus, as follows.

How to Turn Off Described Video on Disney Plus: Prerequisites

Well, you can’t turn described video 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 Described Video 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 described video 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 the described video audio.

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Revision History

    • 2020-12-12: First published.