Turn Off Google Assistant & Audio Description on LG TV

Turn Off Google Assistant & Audio Description on LG TV

If you are looking for a way to Turn OFF Google Assistant & Audio Description on LG Tv, Then you are at the right place. In this method, we are covering how to turn OFF voice narration. In some devices, it is known as talkback mode or voice guide(blind mode). This post can also help you get rid of the annoying “Meet your Google Assistant” popup.

Today almost all TVs are Smart TV. People give more preferences for smart Tv due to their smartphone-like features. Since Android is free many companies started utilizing android as OS for smart TVs. More than 80% of smart TVs use android based operating systems (OS).

Smart Tv has various features among them are internet access and media streaming, which you won’t get from Traditional TVs. In Addition to these, there are also support utilities such as voice narration, voice assistant, voice commands, etc. These are helpful in some cases and are annoying at other times.

Now coming to your cases you may be having problems, with either google assistant or voice narrator(voice description). These may have activated beforehand or could have accidentally turned ON. It is common for LG tv to have a pre-activated Google assistant before shipping. As for voice narration, it may have turned ON by mistake.

These are also responsible for making your TV talk back to you.

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Some people confuse google assistant with voice narrator. Both are different. If you see a Highlighted text being read then it is the audio description or audio guidance.

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How to turn OFF google assistant on LG smart tv

Every smart Tv comes with an AI voice assistant. LG provides google assistant on their smart TV.

AI assistants are only good when you know all the commands and utilize them to the fullest. Most people don’t bother learning them. In some cases, google assistant can become annoying when it starts to read notifications or other stuff. It may also lag sometimes. Follow the below method to turn OFF Google Assistant on LG smart Tv.

Before proceeding know that the microphone button is solely used for google assistant. Disabling Google assistant will also render the microphone button unusable.

Step 1: Go to Settings on your LG smart TV. Then navigate to General

Step 2: Then navigate to General settings.

Step 3: Select AI service and Turn it OFF. This will turn OFF the assistant on your LG TV.

Step 4: If you want to get rid of the “Meet your Google Assistant” screen. Then head back to settings and select general

Step 5: Select User Agreements and check the Terms of use box, then select Agree. This will get rid of the annoying popup.

How to turn OFF audio description on LG smart tv

LG has different models for different countries. In some models, it is known as audio description and in some models, it goes by audio guidance. We are covering both methods. There are also other terms such as Blind mode, talkback, etc.

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How to turn OFF Audio guidance on LG smart Tv

The Audio Guidance option is found under Accessibility settings. Follow the below steps to navigate to Accessibility settings and Turn Off Audio Guidance

Step 1: Turn On your LG TV. Press the settings button on your LG remote. The good thing about LG Remote is that you can directly go to settings without visiting the menu.

Step 2: Navigate to “All settings“. you can use arrow keys to move up/down.

Step 3: Select Accessibility and press the OK button on your remote.

Step 4: In the Accessibility Menu, Select Audio Guidance.

Step 5: Toggle Audio Guidance to OFF. When Audio Guidance is turned ON, The toggle button will be highlighted in your theme color. When it is OFF, The toggle button would be greyed out.

By this, you would have turned OFF Audio Guidance. This would stop your TV from reading text every time. This should also bring back your cursor.

How to turn OFF Audio description on LG smart Tv

This method is the same as the above one. The steps remain the same until you reach the accessibility menu.

Step 1: Navigate to Settings by pressing the Settings button on your remote.

Step 2: Scroll down to All settings and select it. Then select Accessibility

Step 3: You will find Audio Description in Accessibility Menu

Step 4: Toggle the Audio Description button to the OFF position.


These methods will solve almost all voice and assistant-related problems. It would stop your TV from talking backing to you. Google assistant and talkback are wonderful features however not everyone has its use.

That’s it. We hope your issue is solved. Some steps may differ from model to model. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated.

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