The Fire TV Stick, an accessible tool to transform your TV into a smart TV

In this podcast published September 11, 2019, we begin a new series related to the accessibility of devices allowing to watch TV available on the market. As the first episode of this series, discover the Fire TV Stick, a device available from Amazon that allows you to transform your TV into a smart one and listen to multimedia content online. The Fire TV Stick includes a screen reader called VoiceView as well as a remote control with a microphone use to talk to Alexa. Alexandre explains what can be accomplished with this device in an accessible way: access Prime Video or Amazon Music, listen to the radio, browse the Web thank to the integrated accessible browser and much more. However, there are still some accessibility issues when using YouTube, Netflix, and Spotify, so by listening to this podcast, you’ll also learn about the limitations that exist so far when using the Fire TV Stick with a screen reader.

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