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Hello.
As the tag says I am wondering if there are any playable games on the Samsung smart tv.

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Hi.
[wow]. I didn't knew the Samsung smart tv were accessible. Do they have a full screenreader build in, and can you post more information about it, or link to more information? I didn't thought there was an actual store or external apps for those tv's.

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The models from the last 2 years ago or there abouts have Text To Speech. And since they run Tizen they do have a full Screen Reader. I don't have one yet, but probably will soon.

@Cyco Try out some browser games. Text based stuff should work fine, and for all you know you might even be able to get something more complex like cyclepath or the QuentinC playroom going

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Thanks for your reply. But, where do I find more information about the text to speech? I've seen someone on a mailinglist saying that the text to speech is very limited compared to the Android tv. I can't find anything about this in the official Samsung documentation or anywhere else on forums etc.

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Two years ago I tried one of the Samsung Smart TVs with accessibility and ended up returning it.

Forst off, in order to use features like the screen reader as well as many of its smart features you have to agree to a number of terms and conditions, privacy policies, and other things that essentially gave the TV permission to collect information about you and your TV watching habits and send that information back to Samsung and Nuance and other partners. Considering that the remote had a microphone in it so you could use voice commands to control the TV, I wasn't so sure I wanted to agree to all that stuff.

Secondly the accessibility system was so buggy that it frequently made the TV unusable until a sighted person could sort It out. Most annoying was the way the screen reader would either cut out completely or start reading the wrong information making it impossible to use the TV with the screen reader turned on.

I would hope that after two years they've managed to sort out most of the major software bugs, but I'd still be concerned about all those legal documents giving them permission to spy on you that they want you to agree to so you can use the TV you paid for.

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I just got my Samsung smart tv yesterday and I am impress.
It is very easy to setup and turn on the screen reader.

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[wow]. Does the screenreader also work in the setup process of the tv, so you can do it without sighted help?

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everyone says this is easy to set up.
Where is the information so we can all learn.
A link would be nice so we can read about the setup process.
Either that or a podcast.
Thanks

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If the TV is the same or similar to the one I tried two years ago, there's a button on the side of the remote, I forget what it does, mute I think. If you hold that button in for several seconds, the TV switches to the accessibility menu and turns on the screen reader. From there you can do everything you need to set it up. No sighted help necessary.

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Thanks for sharing Orko. It's nearly impossible to look up any accessibility information on those tv's.

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I have a 2013 one, old but verry good and I will turn the accesibiliti one for sure, thanks for the idea with mute button.

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I wonder if the remote is still the same.

Instead of having raised, rubberized buttons, the remote I got with my TV two years ago had buttons made of the same plastic as the remote, with the same texture, and flush with the surface of the remote, so that the only way to find them was to try to feel that tiny gap between the remote and the buttons. Not what I would call a blind friendly design.

And since the remote uses RF instead of the standard IR to send commands to the TV you can't replace it with a universal remote or program a TiVo remote to control it along with the TiVo DVR.

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Remember, I am not at all certain that the button you need to quickly access the accessibility menu and turn on the screen reader is a mute button. What I am certain of is that it is on the left side of the remote.

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Well, mine is a normal remote, with raised buttons and I do not have buttons on the side.
Probably this 2013 model is too old, but anyway, I will try.

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15 (edited by Orko 2017-11-11 18:25:09)

You are probably right, as I recall, Samsung introduced their line of TVs with accessibility features in 2015 (the same year I tried one), and if I'm not mistaken, they were all 4K TVs.

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Ah well, sad for me so, I do not want another tv, cause I am not using it much, so, my computer, my phone and my tablet are enough.

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I know how you feel, after my experience with the early version of Samsung's accessible TV, I've decided to hang on to my inaccessible, but very usable Panasonic TV. If I need to do something in the TV's menus, Be My Eyes works for that, and everything else I can do myself.

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You are right, you do not need accesibiliti on the tv, unless you want to use it like a big tablet with a remote.
And be my eyes is verry good, I am using it like a webvisum.

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An accessible TV would be nice, but with Be My Eyes, it's not so critical that I'm going to rush into getting one. I'll just wait for one that suits me to come out, then get one.

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Actually my Samsung smart tv has the rubber buttons.
You can access the accessibility mode by holding the mute button down until you hear speaking.
I just tried it and it worked fine.

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Nice. Is everything accessible?

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I think I will get another, cause I do not know if this is accesible, but if I will connect a wireless keyboard I can use everithing if I can enable the voice.

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Since everything was accessible on the model I tried two years ago, I would guess that everything is still accessible on the current models.

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