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d0n1
Level 7

[Resolved] Can I disable the annoying male computer voice on roku 8.0?

Everytime I change the OTA TV channel or flip through the new grid guide, this annoying male computerized voice talks over the TV show telling me the date, the time, the signal strength, what I'm looking at on the guide, close captions on or off and reads the entire description that's in the grid guide. REALLY?! WTF ROKU? 

You can't even tell what it;s saying because it's talking over the TV show!!!

Can I disable this feature?

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Elijah_Baley
Level 8

Re: Can I disable the annoying male computer voice on roku 8.0?

"d0n1" wrote:
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Can I disable this feature?

Yes. It is in the settings, just look.
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blade_005
Level 11

Re: Can I disable the annoying male computer voice on roku 8.0?

"d0n1" wrote:
Everytime I change the OTA TV channel or flip through the new grid guide, this annoying male computerized voice talks over the TV show telling me the date, the time, the signal strength, what I'm looking at on the guide, close captions on or off and reads the entire description that's in the grid guide. REALLY?! WTF ROKU? 

You can't even tell what it;s saying because it's talking over the TV show!!!

Can I disable this feature?

The AUDIO GUIDE feature is ON if you are hearing channel and menu changes. Got to SETTINGS - ACCESSIBILITY - AUDIO GUIDE and set to OFF.
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d0n1
Level 7

Re: Can I disable the annoying male computer voice on roku 8.0?

"blade_005" wrote:
"d0n1" wrote:
Everytime I change the OTA TV channel or flip through the new grid guide, this annoying male computerized voice talks over the TV show telling me the date, the time, the signal strength, what I'm looking at on the guide, close captions on or off and reads the entire description that's in the grid guide. REALLY?! WTF ROKU? 

You can't even tell what it;s saying because it's talking over the TV show!!!

Can I disable this feature?

The AUDIO GUIDE feature is ON if you are hearing channel and menu changes. Got to SETTINGS - ACCESSIBILITY - AUDIO GUIDE and set to OFF.

thanks sir
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atc98092
Level 16

Re: Can I disable the annoying male computer voice on roku 8.0?

I forget the exact button press combination (I think it's pressing the * button multiple times), but that's probably how you accidentally enabled it. I'm sure the firmware update didn't turn it on.
Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
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Lilbama5000
Level 7

Re: Can I disable the annoying male computer voice on roku 8.0?

Here Is Help!!!!!!!!!

Yes I just had same problem... If you have the Roku TV and you accidentally hit the * button the guy comes on to talk LOL sorry I couldn't resist... Okay okay... To turn him off you must push the * button four times to disable it... You're welcome good luck guys... Smiley Happy
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awesam
Level 7

Re: Can I disable the annoying male computer voice on roku 8.0?

Thank you so much I was about to start pulling my hair out!!
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