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Audio description comes to Amazon Prime Video

Amazon this week rolled out audio description on its UK Prime Catalogue for its viewers with sight loss.

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Over 100 titles from both the TV and film section now feature audio descriptions which can be used on a number of devices including Amazon’s Fire TV, Fire Tablets, and Echo Show; iOS and Android mobile devices; and Mac / PC Computers (Website Streaming).

Commenting on the rollout, 32-year-old Ian Schorr who is blind and uses audio description said: “I watched Amazon's The Man in the High Castle season one with AD a few months ago, enjoyed it thoroughly. So it's good to hear that more Amazon shows will now have AD. I'm looking forward to exploring the rest of the catalogue".

Turning on AD

Viewers can turn the audio description on or off:

  1. Start playback of a movie or TV show with Audio Descriptions available.
  2. Select the Audio Languages option in your playback controls.
  3. Select the audio track with the [Audio Description] tag or the desired audio language without the tag.

Searching for AD

To find titles that support audio descriptions, browse titles with audio descriptions in the UK on the Amazon website.

On some playback devices, customers may also find a row titled "Movies with Audio Descriptions" or "TV with Audio Descriptions" on the video player’s Home page.

For more information, email [email protected]