Learn about accessibility features available for Fire TV devices.
Turn on Explore Your Remote to have the names of your Fire TV remote buttons spoken when you press them.
To turn on Explore Your Remote:
To turn off Explore Your Remote, press and hold the Play/Pause and Select buttons again.
VoiceView is a screen reader that speaks on-screen text out loud as you navigate menu options and settings. Use VoiceView to navigate and to set up your device. To switch VoiceView on or off:
On your remote, Back and Menu are the left and right buttons located on the top row of three small buttons.
The first time you turn on VoiceView, a tutorial provides tips on the feature and how to locate buttons on your Fire TV remote. At this time, VoiceView only works with the Fire TV remotes; the Fire TV Remote App is not supported.
Note: If you don't see the VoiceView option, update your device software to the latest version:
To learn more, go to About VoiceView for Fire TV.
Turn on closed captions during video playback to display on-screen text for the dialog in movies and TV shows. Closed Captions are also known as Subtitles.
Prime Video titles with closed captions typically feature a "CC" symbol in the video details.
Most videos with closed captions include English text, but other languages are often available. To view the available languages, open the video details for a movie or TV show and look for the Subtitles section.
There are two ways to turn on closed captions: while watching Prime Video movie or show, or using the device accessibility setting.
While watching Prime Video movie or show:
Note: Set your preferred text size and display. You see a sample as you change your preferences.
To turn off Subtitles:
For Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, follow these steps:
Note: To customize subtitle presets, go to your Subtitles Settings on the Prime Video website.
To zoom in on-screen, enable Screen Magnifier:
Note: Most video contents are not compatible with the zoom feature.
Text Banner displays a rectangular box on the screen with the title of the currently focused item and related text. This feature is especially important for customers with visual impairments and a limited field of view. This feature allows you to customize colors, box, and text size.
To access Text Banner:
To turn Text Banner on or off with your Fire TV remote, press and hold the Rewind and Fast Forward buttons at the same time.
Fire TV devices feature a high contrast text experimental feature, designed to help make text easier to read. It changes most of the text on-screen to black or white, and adds a border of the opposite color. To turn High Contrast Text on or off:
Note: High contrast text is currently an experimental feature, and performance varies. If you're having trouble navigating your device or selecting items, try to turn off this feature.
For more help, try our Amazon Fire TV forum.
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