Services: TV, Music and Video
Movies & TV works with Narrator, a built-in screen reader that reads text on your screen aloud and describes events, so you can use your PC with partial or no vision.
The app also offers keyboard shortcuts to help you do common actions. For best results, connect a USB keyboard to your Xbox One for use with Narrator. The following info assumes the use of an Xbox One controller and a connected USB keyboard.
Press and hold the Xbox button on your controller, then press the Menu button . Press these buttons again to turn Narrator off.
If you’re using a keyboard, press the Windows logo key + Enter together to start and stop Narrator. On many keyboards, the Windows logo key is located on the bottom row of keys, to the left or right of the Alt key.
To close the app, press the Xbox button to go to the Home screen. If you go home from the app, Movies & TV will be in focus. Press the Menu button on your controller and select Quit.
Note Using Narrator requires the use of a USB keyboard connected to your Xbox.
The Xbox version of Movies & TV has four main areas:
Personal videos are available in the PC app, but not on Xbox.
To get around the app with your keyboard, press the Right, Left, Down, and Up arrows. With your controller, you can use either the left stick or D-pad, with the A button to select and the B button to go back.
When you first start the app, choose a destination: Go to your Movies & TV, or shop for movies and TV shows from the Store. Going to your Movies & TV takes you to the app home; shopping for movies and shows to watch takes you to the Store.
The following keyboard shortcuts are available for Movies & TV on Xbox One with a connected USB keyboard.
|Press this key||To do this|
|Enter||Select something that's in focus|
|Spacebar or Ctrl + P||Play or pause (when watching a video)|
|Windows Key + Backspace||Go back|
Find a movie or TV show and start playing it
Control video playback
Once your movie or TV show is playing, here’s how to control playback:
Turn on closed captioning
Subtitles or closed captions are available for most movies and TV shows. Here’s how to turn them on:
To change the appearance of closed captions to make them easier to read:
Alternately, from Ease of Access, use the Right arrow to focus on High contrast and press Enter. Use the menu to make sure high contrast is on.
For support for Narrator or other Microsoft assistive technology, contact Xbox Support.
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