Text to speech
We've worked with the RNIB to optimise the YouView mobile app, so that you can find what’s on TV, more easily. In addition to ensuring that navigating is as easy as possible with iOS’s VoiceOver and Android’s TalkBack, we’ve worked to enhance the app so that:
If you select a programme in the Guide, the app will read out when it’s on, and which channel it is on.
In the programme details view, the app will read out programme attributes, including whether audio description is available.
If you search start searching for a programme, the app will read out the number of search suggestions to make it easier to complete a search.
To turn on text to speech see these instructions:
For compatible iOS devices
For compatible Android devices
Go to Settings
Voice to text
You can search for channels and programmes using voice-to-text entry. On the search page, compatible devices will show microphone icon on the keypad – typically near the bottom. Press the microphone to use the voice entry feature then, when ready, say the name of a channel or programme. You’ll then get the search results as normal.
Apple and Android offer further accessibility features which may be used with the YouView mobile app. These include:
High contrast colour scheme
Braille device support
For more information about these features, visit the accessibility sections of the Apple and Android websites.