Talking Guide

EZVideo now supports VoiceOver / TalkBack / VoiceView making it fully compliant with the FCC’s CVAA requirement for TVs.

When enabling the feature on the Apple / Android / Amazon device’s OS, the user will be able to do the following:

Channel and Program Selection - Allows the user to select channels and programs via channel up/ down, physical numeric or on screen guides and menus.

Display Channel/ Program Information - Function that allows the user to move focus state to read any text displayed with in the app.

Playback Functions - Allows the OS to read buttons so the user can control playback functions (ex. Play, pause rewind, fast forward, stop and record).


On Apple TV:

  1. Go to OS Home screen and select Settings
  2. Select General
  3. Select Accessibility
  4. Select VoiceOver option to On
  5. Enable “DirectTouch” (using two fingers, rotage on the Siri remote touchpad until the rotor dial displays “DirectTouch”)
  6. Disable “Read Screen After Delay”
  7. Disable “Vertical Navigation”

On Android TV:

  1. Go to OS Home screen and select Settings
  2. Select Accessibility
  3. Select Talkback option to Enabled
  4. Note: Testing only validated using TalkBack Settings Version 7.2.0.220693075 leanback or newer version

On Amazon Fire TV:

  1. Go to OS Home screen and select Settings
  2. Select Accessibility
  3. Select VoiceView option to On

On Roku:

From within the app:

  1. Select * from remote
  2. Select Accessibility
  3. Turn On Audio Guide
  4. Set Speech rate
  5. Set Volume

From OS:

  1. Go To Settings
  2. Select Accessibility
  3. Select Audio Guide
  4. Turn on Audio Guide
  5. To Select Speech Rate, Volume and Shortcut
  6. Go To Settings
  7. Select Accessibility
  8. Select required Speech Rate
  9. Select required Volume
  10. Select shortcut enables/disabled