If you have ever listened to an audiobook or music while watching TV, then you have experienced what is called voice overlay. A speaker’s voice comes in over the audio of the show/movie being watched.
This isn’t too big of a deal unless you don’t like their style of speech or they sound very annoying. Many people complain about this feature!
Fortunately, there are ways to turn off voice guide on your Samsung television. This article will talk you through how to do that. So, stay tuned and read on.
Look for the TV settings
In the Settings menu, look under Channel or Broadcast Information. You will see a option to Enable Voice Guidance. If this is enabled, then when you turn your speaker up or down, it may also be changing the volume of the channel being listened to.
This can be annoying if you are listening to something that requires a constant volume like music or a podcast. Or maybe you just do not like the way the voice guidance sounds!
You can toggle this feature off by choosing “Never” from the drop-down menus. This will remove the voice guidance completely so always make sure to test out the setting before leaving it turned on.
Hopefully someone else has found this article helpful! Feel free to add more tips in the comments below.
Look for a symbol with a speaker in it
If you are ever experiencing an annoying voice guide or even a full-on English lesson, turn off the voice guidance feature! This is very important to know, as some people may not be aware of this and could end up speaking wrong information due to that.
It is best to make sure your TV service has already turned off automatic speech recognition (ASR) before seeking help online, as some companies do not test their equipment thoroughly.
If possible, try changing your media source channel or input so there is no digital to radio broadcast signal being received. This will remove most if not all music accompaniment which usually triggers the voice activation.
You can also try using earphones to listen to audio content instead of through the television.
Look for a menu option to turn off voice guide
If you are tired of listening to all of the advertisements while watching TV, then you can easily fix that!
Simply look for an option to turn off voice guidance. You will no longer hear ad content or announcements when changing channels.
This is very helpful if you do not like hearing product promotions or information about the show. It also helps prevent people from accidentally changing the channel because they cannot figure out what channel it is.
Reboot the TV
Another way to test your connection is by listening for voice guidance or what they call ‘Voice Capabilities’. If you are able to listen in, then there is good news! Your television does have an internet connection!
Sadly though, this isn’t always the case. Some brands make it seem like their TVs do have Wi-Fi but unfortunately, they don’t. This is because some companies add wireless technology as a selling feature but never use it to connect to the web.
Return to voice guide
If you are tired of listening to all of the annoying, unnecessary voices for features or apps, you can turn off voice-guide! You have two ways to do this depending on your Samsung TV model.
On most models, go into Settings > System > Developer Mode and toggle the setting that says “Voice Guided Tools” to either On (voice guided tools enabled) or Off (voice guided tools disabled).
Some advanced settings may not be in the default location so if one isn’t there, search online or try using another app like Xfinity Live TV or Plex to access them.
You will still get some smart looks and gestures for feature launches but with the voice-guided option turned off, it won’t bother you anymore.
Tell your friends
With voice activation, most of the time people find it helpful to have an easy way to use the device. Because if you don’t, then you are constantly having to ask someone else for help or finding something online.
But with this update, anyone can be a developer! It is now possible to add new commands that are not in the default Samsung app. All you need to do is grab some source code, pick your language, and start coding!
And since these codes go through Google, you get all of the resources needed to succeed. This includes how to test your command, proof of concepts (POCs), and even other users who have made their commands available.
If you are tired of listening to your favorite shows or movies with annoying voice advertisements, then it is time to turn them off!
Voice-over ads have gotten way too loud. It has become impossible to listen to anything without this intrusive advertisement noise.
Many people complain about these ad voices being difficult to tune out. Some even say they cannot watch certain programs due to the volume.
Fortunately, there is a simple solution that does not require any technical knowledge. All you need to do is learn how to quickly switch between watching videos and apps using your smartphone as a screen.
This article will teach you how to easily mute all types of screens including TVs, game consoles, smart watches, streaming devices, and more.
There is always that one person who feels compelled to give you tips and tricks for your TV show or movie. They feel obligated to share their knowledge with you because they think you are looking at it dumbly.
The problem with this is that these people probably have an ego attached to them. Their knowledge comes from being in close proximity to a product for a long time, and thus they feel qualified to teach others about it.
This may be true but there’s no need to add more pressure than what the product itself already puts on users.
Why? Because too much voice-guide interference can get very annoying. It becomes hard to enjoy content without having constant interruptions of knowledge on products and features.
So how do we fix this? Simply turn off voice guide! You now have control over when and if the information gets displayed. This removes some of the stress caused by excessive amounts of marketing talk.
Hopefully someone will still love you even though you don’t know as much about TVs as they do! But until then, stay out of our screens and out of our lives.