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How to Turn Audio Descriptions Off on Roku for Disney+

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Disney+ is available starting today, November 12. I logged in first thing this morning and started watching Noelle! There were audio descriptions but honestly, they were so good I thought it was part of the movie at first (and I was doing things around the house) but I realized that what I was actually hearing was the audio descriptions that are provided for those who may not be able to see all the details. I could NOT figure out how to turn this off on the Roku I was streaming it on. After playing around with ALL the settings I finally got it. If you are having the same issue despite turning accessibility off on the tv, app, etc. here’s a workaround for now!

How to Turn Audio Descriptions Off on Roku for Disney+

If you’ve checked all your accessibility settings on the Roku (by pushing the star button while in Disney+ watching a movie/show) and you’re still getting audio descriptions, you’ll have to change the audio settings on the Roku itself. Here’s how to do it:

  • Press the home button on your Roku remote
  • Scroll to and press “ok” on settings
  • Scroll to Audio
  • Arrow over and down to “Audio mode”
  • Select (Stereo)
  • Go back to Disney+ and see if it worked for you

I’m guessing this will be fixed eventually so we can turn Auto mode back on, but for now if you’re like me and want to watch Disney+ on the Roku on your tv without audio descriptions, hopefully this works for you too!

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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!

34 Comments

  1. I’ve been looking for this answer all day!
    Thank you for figuring it out.

    • ME TOO! And I was not about to wait on hold for hours only to be disconnected lol! So glad it helped you!

  2. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR THE ANSWER THE WHOLE DAY, EVEN CALLED SUPPORT BUT I’M LIKE 10000+ IN QUEUE! I LOVE YOU RANDOM PERSON.

  3. This is what worked for me.

    When playing a movie/show, click on the options button on the Roku remote (this is the star on my remote). Change the “Audio Track” to a different option that does not include the audio description.

  4. Thank god! Watching my husband and brother in law try to figure it out for the last hr… I saw this and told them and Voila!!!! Thank you so much truly appreciate this tip, literally save me a headache to watching two men getting frustrated. Lol

  5. Ashley M Frascello Reply

    This did not work! We’ve done it numerous times and still the SAP is on.

  6. Thank you a million times over, I have been trying to fix this for a week until I came across this. THANK YOU!

    • Sorry it didn’t work for you! I’d definitely try the settings on your tv and/or speakers as well (since they are all so different).

  7. I also use Roku, but this fix did NOT work for me on ABC. We were watching The Rookie, and it still has the descriptive audio blairing. It’s very annoying

    • Sorry it didn’t work for you! Definitely try going through all your tv, speaker settings etc. Hopefully you’ll figure it out!

  8. This totally worked thank you. The funny part is if I am on the kids profile I didn’t have the descriptive audio for anything, but if I switched to a regular account the descriptive audio was on. For some reason Moana is not available on the kids profile but movies like Frozen and Mulan are. Anyway thank you again.

  9. Yes this worked for me!! My audio was already on stereo, I changed it to auto detect then back to stereo and it worked! I was getting so irritated with the audio description on Disney+, even contacted them myself and no help. Thank you so much!!

  10. Didn’t work. While in the rap hit star button, accessibility, English stereo with out audio description. Works every time.

    • Yes, this solution is for when that doesn’t work. Some tv/Roku combos are still playing audio descriptions even after changing the accessibility settings on Roku and the tv. Just another thing to try!

    • CorinaMarie Sisneroz Guerrero Reply

      Nothing worked but THIS WORKED!! Thank you so much!!

  11. Deanna Juve Reply

    2 different ways I’ve followed on here and neither worked for me. It’s ANNOYING!! It’s never done the narrator before today so I don’t know how it got turned on. Is there something else I can do?

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