How to Disable Audio Description on a Sony TV

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There's nothing more annoying than coming home after a hard day's work, turning on the TV, only to find that the audio narrator has been activated.

Admittedly, the feature is ideal for the visually impaired. But for everyone else, the narrator can be a major drawback to your viewing experience. This article explains how to turn off audio description using your Sony TV.

Read on to find out more.



Sony TV: How to Disable Audio Description

Typically, newer Sony TVs tend to run Google's Android operating system for TVs, which allows users to access apps like Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video, Google Play Movies & TV, as well than many other features.

Depending on the version of Sony TV you have, the process for disabling audio description may differ.

Disable audio description on your Sony Bravia TV

Sony is proud of its Sony Bravia TV, which provides users with a high-quality viewing experience, along with a world of apps and features.

If you have a Sony Bravia TV (or any Google or Android TV), the audio description will be called "Talkback". All Sony TVs will have accessibility settings in place for visually or hearing impaired users.

To disable audio description on your Sony Bravia TV, you will need to use your remote to check your accessibility settings:

  1. From your TV menu, press the "Home" button on your remote control.
  2. Access the “Settings” menu and press “Enter”.
  3. Using the down arrow, navigate to "Accessibility".
  4. Next to where it says "Talkback", turn it off.
  5. Audio description should now be disabled.

Additionally, Sony Bravia TVs provide users with an accessibility shortcut. To change the audio description of its use, simply press and hold the mute button on your Sony remote control until the audio description turns off.



Disable audio description on your Sony Android TV

Any TV using an Android operating system is considered a smart TV. All features are accessible directly from a single remote control. If you find that audio description is turned on, turning it off is relatively simple:

  1. Press "Home" on your Sony TV's remote control.
  2. In the dashboard that appears, tap on “Settings”.
  3. In the left panel, choose “Accessibility”.
  4. Scroll down and select "Talkback".
  5. On the left side of the screen, you will see the “Enable” option.
  6. Once you've selected that, click the toggle next to "Enable" to turn this feature off.
  7. A confirmation pop-up will appear asking if you want to “Stop Talkback”.
  8. Highlight the "OK" option and press "Enter" to complete the action.

Disable audio description on your Sony LED TV

If you have a Sony LED TV, here's what you need to do to disable the audio description feature:

  1. Using your TV's remote control, press the "Home" button.
  2. Go to where it says "Sound" or "Sound Mode", depending on your model.
  3. Next to "Audio Description," turn the switch to "Off" to turn it off.
  4. The audio description will then stop continuing when watching TV.

Disable audio description on your Sony FULL LED TV

You can disable unwanted audio descriptions on your Sony FULL LED TV using your remote control:



  1. Press the "Menu" button on your remote.
  2. Using the directional arrows, select "Audio Option" or "Audio" depending on your provider.
  3. Then choose “Source”.
  4. Where it says "Audio Description", make sure the toggle is on "Off".
  5. Play a movie or TV show to verify that the feature has been disabled.

Turn off audio description when you don't have a TV box

If you do not have a TV box, but use a satellite decoder for your Sony television, it is possible to deactivate audio description directly by accessing your television settings.


  1. Using your remote, press the "Home" button.
  2. Choose “Settings” then press “Enter”.
  3. Scroll down to access "Accessibility".
  4. Set the “Talkback” and “Screen Reader” services to “Off”.
  5. Audio description should now be disabled when watching TV.

Enjoy the magic of the movie

Television is perhaps the best source of entertainment we have in our homes. He often brings the family together for some much-needed quality time. If you have a Sony TV with access to apps like Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon, the experience is even better.

Switching your accessibility settings to audio description can be a major inconvenience. We hope this article has helped you better understand the steps required to disable this feature.

Have you had problems disabling audio description on your Sony TV? Let us know more about your experiences in the comments section below.

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