Finding shows or movies with Audio Description

Finding shows or movies with AD

It’s easy to find out if a particular show or movie has AD:

  • Highlight the programme in your TV guide and check the programme information for the letters AD. Using an older Sky box? You may need to press i on your Sky remote (above and slightly to the right of the up arrow) to bring up the programme information.
  • You can also check for audio description while watching TV by pressing select to bring up the programme banner and checking for the letters AD in the programme information.
Key Information

Top Tip: The programme information can be found:

  • At the top right of the screen if you highlight a show in the TV Guide on Sky Q, or near the top left of the screen if you highlight a show in the TV Guide on Sky+
  • At the top of the screen if you highlight a show in Recordings.
  • On the left in the mini guide while watching TV on Sky Q, or by pressing i if you highlight a show in the mini guide on Sky+
  • In a new window if you select a show in the TV Guide or Recordings sections of the Sky Go and Sky+ apps for iOS. Unfortunately, while the programme information is available on other devices, the AD badge only shows on iOS devices.

Highlighting shows with AD

To see at a glance if a show has AD, set up your TV Guide or Planner to highlight shows with AD:

  1. Press Home (directly below the down arrow) on your Sky Q remote
  2. Press the down arrow 12 times to scroll down to Settings and press select
  3. Press the down arrow 3 times to scroll down to Accessibility and press select
  4. Press the down arrow 3 times to scroll down to Highlight programmes
  5. Press the right arrow once to access the setting option, then press the down arrow once to highlight Audio desc and press select to turn the setting on.
  6. Press dismiss (to the left of the Home button) to return to normal viewing.
  1. Press services (below and to the left of the sky button at the top) button on your Sky remote
  2. Press the right arrow once to scroll across to Accessibility and press select
  3. Press the down arrow four times to scroll to Highlight Programmes with Accessibility. Press the left arrow to toggle between LARGE and NORMAL
  4. Press the down arrow once more to scroll to Increase Sky+ Contrast and Font Size. Press the left arrow once to turn the setting on.
  5. Press the green button (above and slightly to the right of the number 1 button) to save the setting, then press sky at the top of your remote to return to normal viewing.

Beep for AD

To make things even easier, you can also set up your Sky box to beep when you change to a channel that’s showing an audio described show:

  1. Press Home (directly below the down arrow) on your Sky Q remote
  2. Press the down arrow 12 times to scroll down to Settings and press select
  3. Press the down arrow 3 times to scroll down to Accessibility and press select
  4. Press the down arrow once to scroll down to Beep on audio description and press select to turn the setting on.
  5. Press dismiss (to the left of the Home button) to return to normal viewing.
  1. Press services (below and to the left of the sky button at the top) button on your Sky remote
  2. Press the right arrow once to scroll across to Accessibility and press select
  3. Press the down arrow five times to scroll to Beep on Audio Description, then press the right arrow once to turn the setting on
  4. Press the green button (above and slightly to the right of the number 1 button) to save the setting, then press sky at the top of your remote to return to normal viewing.
Key Information

Audio Description is now available on recordings in the Sky Go app on iOS devices. It’s not available on Sky Kids app or live Sky Go app content, or on the On Demand or Sky Store sections of the set top box. For more help, read our guide to switching on audio description.


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For more help with Audio Description on Sky, read Switching on Audio Description or Fixing problems with Audio Description.

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