Which SBS On Demand applications (apps) or platforms support audio description?
SBS On Demand service provides audio description (AD) via a range of its applications (apps) available on a number of platforms—SBS aims to increase the number of supported devices over time. Watch this space for updates.
When live streaming SBS television channels via SBS On Demand, once you have found the content you wish to access, you may simply select to hear the additional audio description track while using SBS On Demand media player. When you play video content via the media player, it will commence by providing a dedicated visual graphic and a two-note chime if that content is available with audio description. you will hear a two-note chime prior to the commencement of content that is available with the audio description track, you may simply select to hear it while using SBS On Demand media player.
The SBS Website also lists latest programs and movies that are available with audio description, please visit https://www.sbs.com.au/aboutus/audio-described-programming web page.
There is a link at the bottom of SBS On Demand labelled 'Audio Description', once clicked or accessed, you will be taken to a page that provides information about audio description, content available with audio description, as well as help and troubleshooting.
You may also contact the SBS Help Centre via telephone at 1800 500 727 between 8:30am–5:30pm (AEDT/AEST) Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
How do I enable Audio Description on SBS On Demand?
-On your iOS device, go to Settings > Accessibility and turn on ‘Audio Description’.
-On your Apple TV device, go to Settings > Accessibility and turn on ‘Audio Description’.
-On the SBS On Demand website, when you watch content with AD for the first time, in the Player > Audio container, select ‘English (Audio Description)’. Your preference will be remembered ongoing if the video has AD support.
If you are having trouble enabling Audio Description, contact SBS On Demand.
Coming: Support for the Android application
How do I disable Audio Description on SBS On Demand?
-On your iOS device, go to Settings > Accessibility and turn off Audio Description.
-On your Apple TV device, go to Settings > Accessibility and turn off Audio Description.
-On the SBS On Demand website, if you play content with Audio Description, you can deselect this option from the Audio setting in the web player.