Unfortunately, apples accessibility team will probably not do anything about 
this, since it is third-party apps. The best course of action is to contact 
google and or Verizon or Amazon.

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> On Feb 9, 2018, at 7:40 PM, Sieghard Weitzel <siegh...@live.ca> wrote:
> 
> Isn't the Amazon Prime Video app doing the same thing? I find it curious why 
> these companies/developers feel they need to make their apps accessible by 
> including a self-voicing TTS when the Apple TV is perfectly accessible with 
> Voiceover. I think we should let Apple Accessibility know about thios as well 
> as of course Youtube. This would be like Microsoft starting Narrator on a 
> Windows 10 PC in addition to Jaws with no option to turn it off.
> 
> Regards,
> Sieghard
> 
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> From: viphone@googlegroups.com [mailto:viphone@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of 
> Shai
> Sent: Friday, February 09, 2018 1:11 PM
> To: viphone@googlegroups.com
> Subject: Re: The new Youtube app on the Apple TV
> 
> Hello Ben,
> Yes, I also get the TTS in addition to VoiceOver with the new YouTube app  on 
> the  fourth generation Apple TV.  From my testing of the app, it does not 
> seem like one can disable the TTS; it seems like a setting that gets enabled 
> when it detects that VoiceOver is on. I did notice though that the parts of 
> the app are accessible with the TTS at least and I could disable VoiceOver 
> after getting into the app. I am not sure what occurs when a video starts 
> playing if those controls are still accessible when VoiceOver is disabled.
> 
> 
> 
>> On 2/9/18, Ben Mustill-Rose <b...@benmr.com> wrote:
>> Hi all
>> 
>> The Youtube app on my 4th gen Apple TV received an update a couple of 
>> days ago; it got quite a bit of coverage online - the main takeaway 
>> being that the old version was much better. One thing that wasn't 
>> mentioned however was that they appear to have implemented their own 
>> screen reader - E.G. if you open the app and navigate around, you'll 
>> hear the apps TTS talking as well as VO.
>> 
>> My questions:
>> 
>> Can someone with a 4th gen or 4K Apple TV test this for me?
>> Does anyone know how to turn it off? It obviously isn't happening to 
>> sighted people so it must be something that I've enabled but I can't 
>> think what.
>> 
>> Cheers,
>> Ben.
>> 
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