Spectrum Access: Enabled Media 4+

Audio Description and CC

Charter Communications

    • 4.5 • 122 Ratings
    • Free

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Description

Welcome to Spectrum Access. Enjoy free audio descriptions and closed captioning for the movies and TV shows you love. Download your preferred assistive track, choosing from hundreds of titles. Sync your tracks to the TV with your device's microphone. Sit back and enjoy an inclusive entertainment experience.

Your feedback is essential. If you have a suggestion to enhance your Spectrum Access experience, please contact us at spectrumaccess@charter.com to let us know.” You can also discover our content here: https://access-app.spectrum.net/

What’s New

Version 2.7.2

∙We improved the pronunciation of some words for a better VoiceOver experience.
∙The app can now display an alert if it detects incompatible headphones.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 Ratings

a different steph ,

Fabulous!

I was skeptical at first because most AD isn't great but I've been pleasantly surprised with not only how well it syncs up with the play from a TV, iPad or any audio source but reacts to a pause/stop and restarts again with no issues! Also there's been lots of content from paid streaming shows like HBO which I didn't expect. If their content can continue to expand, I see this as a staple for the blind community which has yet to have a staple! Well done!

Developer Response ,

Hi, so glad to hear that you are enjoying the app. We are excited to be able to provide this application for the community and we are looking forward to continuing to add content regularly. Thank you for your support.

chuni chuni ,

Poor

The selection of African-American films was inadequate, and most disturbingly they were mostly drawn from movies directed by Tyler Perry. Most of those Taylor Perry movies feature a cross-dressed Perry playing the role of a woman named Madea Simmons. This type of slapstick comedy is somewhat racy and a poor representative of the best of African Americans cinematography.

I would suggest that you expand your selection of African Americans movies to include those produced, written or directed by: Joseph Manduke, Theodore Witcher, Spike Lee, John Singleton, and other African-American rising stars. Their work more accurately portrays the African Americans experience in a positive non-denigrating way.

Unlike “Gone with the Wind”, “Driving Miss Daisy” and the “Help” I’m hoping you will find classic movies and all-time greats like “Cornbread Earl and Me”, “Do the Right Thing” and “Love Jones.” These are but a few examples of movies that choreograph the African-American experience through a lens that is more realistic, less stereotypical, and non-denigrating.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback and we appreciate your request for more diversity in our selection of films. Because Spectrum Access is a companion app, we do not have a control over which films receive an audio description. We will make a request to our distributor for the films listed, as well as films by the writers, producers and directors you suggested. ^JM

truffletine ,

LOVE IT!!!!!

Just discovered this app a couple of weeks ago. I absolutely love it! Thank you so much for developing an app like this.I am so very excited about this new technology. I have been waiting for it for a long time and hoping it will be available on all TV shows movies etc. just as close captioning is. Thank you so much for providing this for free and the only reason I gave it four stars is I have just started using it and there are not many TV shows at all on it. Is there anyway other than checking the app occasionally to find out when new programs and movies are being added? Thank you again!

Developer Response ,

Update: We hope that you are still enjoying your content and we would love to earn a 5 star rating from you. To address your point, there is now a "Newly Added" category that you can view on the home screen of the app to know which titles were added most recently for ease. Hope this helps and please don't hesitate to reach out to me at SpectrumAccess@charter.com with additional questions. You can also discover our content here: https://access-app.spectrum.net/.

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The developer, Charter Communications, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Location
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