Amazon has added a new accessibility feature to Fire TV devices that allows you to enable text captions for Alexa responses. The new option prints what Alexa is saying in a customizable box at the bottom of the Fire TV screen so that people who are deaf or hard of hearing can better understand Alexa. Those who don’t have impaired hearing may also find the captions useful if they aren’t fluent enough in Alexa’s various language options. The feature can also be used to silently see Alexa’s response, such as at night, while the TV is muted.
Like all of the Fire TV’s various other accessibility options, this new feature can be found under the Fire TV’s Settings > Accessibility menu, as a new “Alexa Caption” section. Once the feature is turned on, you’ll see options for adjusting the text size, color, opacity, font, and more. You can also adjust the color and opacity of the solid box that appears behind the text.