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The following programs are AUDIO DESCRIBED IN ENGLISH on
Hulu, which is
only available in the USA.
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LAST TITLE UPDATE:
Sep 11, 2019; count = 50 titles.
Additions to this list are generally posted on
date is the date added here during the last month, which may
be later than Hulu added it. Hulu began offering description
on February 1, 2019, and we began this list in March. If you have problems with any of the
audio described titles on Hulu, please call their Customer Service
desk at 888-631-4858.
To access audio description with Hulu ...
- With a PC browser at
www.hulu.com, click the tool icon
(a gear) in the lower left of the screen to bring up the Subtitles and Audio
Menu by clicking the arrow icon on the right side of the tool
menu, as shown below. (This might not be possible without
The default Audio option on the right side will most likely be English.
Select the next option down, if available: English - Audio
NOTE: If you use a browser on a
SmartPhone, you will invoke the Hulu App to play the video,
subject to the conditions outlined below.
- Reportedly, if you watch a show without AD following one
with AD, the AD then has to be turned on again next time.
- On a Mac, Hulu works with the Firefox and
Chrome browsers, but not Safari, as of September 4.
Apple TV now supports AD!
To activate description while watching a video, swipe DOWN on
the controller to bring up the menu at the top of the screen;
then swipe RIGHT TWICE to get to the AUDIO menu. If you are
already at the Audio menu, swiping right won't hurt. Then swipe
DOWN to get to the individual audio options; LEFT to get to
Languages; and DOWN to get to Audio Description. The menu should
disappear and AD should begin.
- As far as we know, no other platforms support Audio Description for
Hulu yet, including iPhone and iPad Apps, and the Android App. If you attempt
to open Hulu with a browser on these devices, the App will be
invoked. The Settlement Agreement does not require full
support until January 2020.
- You may be
able to find out when the above Apps are supported by visiting
Hulu Release Notes
page periodically, as we do, though we have never noticed any
specific reference to accessibility there.
- For SERIES, some shows do not have
description for all seasons. We identify what we know at
time of publication; send us updates!
- We do not know how well Hulu works with screen readers and
await your feedback!
- You can view the
Hulu AD Announcement History.