Audio Description (also known as descriptive audio tracks or streams) is an optional audio narration that describes what is currently happening on screen. This can include describing physical actions being performed, facial expressions of actors, changes of scenes, and more.
For content available on our free Movies & Shows streaming, Plex actively works with partners to make audio descriptions available for content wherever available.
Note: Audio description streams will not be available for all content on our Movies & Shows streaming service. Such streams are available when provided by our content partners.
Enabling or Disabling Audio Description
- Open the Plex player app
- Select a movie or TV episode
- Begin playing the title, then make sure the on-screen display is active by tapping the screen (mobile), pressing a key (web), or using the Select/OK button on a remote
- From the on-screen display, navigate based on your device:
Device Actions Apple TV Swipe down on the Apple TV remote until you reach the audio streams Android Choose the More button, then Playback Settings, and finally Audio Stream iOS Choose the Playback Settings button, then Playback Settings, and finally Audio Stream Plex for Windows/macOS Choose the Select Audio Track button Roku Choose the Select Audio Track button Smart TVs/Game Consoles Choose the Select Audio Track button Web Browser Choose the Settings button, then find the Audio Streams field
- Choose the desired audio track/stream (to either turn audio descriptions on or off)
Tip!: You’ll typically only be able to access the audio stream selection if there are actually multiple audio streams available. Not all content on our free service will have additional audio streams or audio descriptions.
Related Page: Plex’s Accessibility Statement
For inquiries regarding audio description support for our free Movies & Shows streaming, please email [email protected].