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Turn on Narrator on Xbox One

Narrator is a screen reader that reads text, buttons, and other elements aloud. You can turn it on in Settings on your Xbox One console using your controller, a keyboard, or your voice.

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Turn on Narrator in Settings

  1. On the Home screen, scroll left to open the guide.
  2. Scroll down and select Settings.
  3. Scroll left and select All settings.
  4. In Settings, scroll down to Ease of Access.
  5. Scroll right and select Narrator.
  6. Focus begins in the area where you can turn Narrator on and off again. Press the A button on your controller to turn Narrator on. To turn it off, press the A button again.

Turn on Narrator using your controller

  1. Go to Home.
  2. Hold the Xbox button on your controller until the power bar pops up. Your controller will vibrate.
  3. Press the Menu button , which is under the Xbox button and slightly offset to the right.

To turn off Narrator, repeat these steps.

Turn on Narrator using a keyboard

To turn on Narrator using a keyboard, press the Windows logo key + Enter.

Press this keyboard shortcut again to turn Narrator off.

Turn on Narrator using your voice

To turn on Narrator with your voice, say “Xbox, turn on Narrator.” To turn off Narrator, say “Xbox, turn off Narrator.”

Where available, you can also turn Narrator on and off with Cortana. Just say, “Hey Cortana, turn on Narrator” or “Hey Cortana, turn off Narrator.”

Note Voice feature may not be available in all countries or regions.

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