Finding shows or movies with Audio Description

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.
  • Using Voice Guidance on Sky Q? It will speak “Audio Description” wherever the AD badge appears.
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 Sky Glass, 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 or Playlist.
  • On the left in the mini guide while watching TV on Sky Q or Sky Glass, 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 on mobile.

Use Voice Search to find AD content

Got a Sky remote with Voice Control? Say “Find audio described programmes”, “Audio described content” or “AD content” into the microphone to see a list of upcoming shows and movies which have AD.

The page is split into categories to make it even easier to find what you want to watch or record.

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 11 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 the Home button on your Sky remote.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the Home screen and select Settings.
  3. Press down two times and select Accessibility then Audio description and press select to toggle the setting between On and Off.
  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, then press the right arrow to select Audio Description.
  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.

Beep for AD

To make things even easier, you can also set up your Sky box, Sky Glass TV or Sky Stream puck 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 11 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 the Home button on your Sky remote.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the Home screen and select Settings.
  3. Press down two times and select Accessibility.
  4. Press down once and select Beep on audio description and press select to toggle the setting between On and Off.
  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 not currently available:

  • For On Demand or Sky Store content.
  • In the Sky Go app, except on recordings on iOS devices. For more help, read our guide to switching on audio description.
  • In the Sky Kids app.

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