Audio Description for TV shows and movies

Audio Description is an optional narration that describes what is happening on screen, including physical actions, facial expressions, costumes, settings, and scene changes. 

  • It is available for most Netflix original titles and many other TV shows and movies. We are always working with studios to make them available for more titles. 

  • See all titles available with Audio Description, or look for the Audio Description badgeAD badge for audio description available on a title's details page.

  • Some TV shows may not have Audio Descriptions available for all Seasons or Episodes.

Turning Audio Description on or off:

  1. Open Netflix and start playing a TV show or movie.

  2. Take the action listed for your device:



Mobile phones or tablets, computers

Tap or click the screen

Smart TV, Blu-ray players, cable boxes, gaming systems, streaming media players

Press the up or down arrow on the remote.

Apple TV 2 or Apple TV 3

Hold down the center button on the Apple TV remote.

Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K

Swipe up or press the up arrow on your Apple TV remote.

3. At either the top or bottom of the screen, select Audio & Subtitles subtitles button. On TVs, language options may appear at the bottom without the icon. You can choose from the languages shown or select Other to see all language options.

4. Make changes to your audio or subtitle selections.

Subtitle and audio preferences aren't saved when viewing most Kids titles from an adult profile. They are saved when viewing from a Kids profile. If you have to reset your audio every time you try to watch, play a title with a maturity rating of Teens or above for 2-3 mins to set your preferred audio language. This will save your settings for future viewing.

Choose an audio track that has Audio Description in the title to turn it on, or one that doesn't to turn it off.

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