HBO Max begins rolling out audio descriptions

HBO Max begins rolling out audio descriptions


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Select titles on HBO Max now have audio descriptions, which are separate audio tracks that describe what’s visually happening on-screen. The option is currently available on the website and mobile apps but not on TV apps.

Audio descriptions are useful for people who are blind or visually impaired, as they provide context that isn’t obvious from only hearing dialogue and music. So far, the described shows and movies include Euphoria, His Dark Materials, Generation, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Dunkirk, and more.

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HBO Max’s audio description category.

There’s now a category in HBO Max that lists all of the currently described shows and movies in one place, though it doesn’t yet show up…

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