- [Douglas] Hadley presents...
Today we'll check out Apple TV, Zoom magnification basics.
Hello my name is Douglas Walker, today we will check out
our Apple TV Zoom feature.
Now, if we're not yet familiar with Zoom,
well Zoom is our magnification software that is built
right into Apple's operating system.
And with Zoom, we're able to magnify anything on our
Apple TV screen.
Which really is super great for us.
First we'll begin by checking out how we turn on
our Zoom feature.
We'll need to head to our settings app to do this.
Okay, our settings app is right here on our desktop,
so we'll just flick to our settings here,
and we'll just press,
(computer key chiming)
great, our settings app has opened.
And we've been presented with a list with all of our
Apple TV settings.
Now, we'll need to navigate to our Accessibility settings
to turn on our Zoom setting and our Accessibility settings
are under our General settings.
And our General settings are already highlighted here,
at the very top of our list.
So we'll just go ahead and press our touch surface here.
Great! Our General settings have opened.
So, we'll just swipe down until we find our Accessibility
button so we'll just swipe down a few times here.
(light whistling sound)
Alright, here we are right on our Accessibility buttons
so we'll just press.
Okay, here we are in all of our Accessibility settings
so we'll just go ahead and flick down until we find
And we'll just flick down,
(light whistling sounds)
alright here is our Zoom button.
And we'll just press it here, and we'll press.
Okay, finally right!
Our Zoom settings are open and we can simply press our Zoom
button here to turn on Zoom.
And that's exactly what we want.
So we'll just go ahead and press our touch surface.
Alright we have turned on Zoom, that we can see that our
screen has been instantly magnified.
Which is super cool, right?
Now we've been given some beginning Zoom instructions here.
However, they can be just a bit confusing if we happen to be
new to our Apple TV, so we just press our menu button here,
to move back to our home screen.
We'll discuss not only these gestures, but some other really
useful tips for helping us to get the most out of our
Zoom magnification features.
So we'll just press our menu button here.
We'll press, and here we are back in our settings.
So we'll just press our menu button again, and again,
and one more time here.
We are back on our home screen
and our screen here is still magnified.
Now it's really good to know that we can easily toggle our
Zoom magnification of and on at any time.
And we can do this by pressing our touch
surface three times.
And we'll need to do this kind of quickly.
So how about we give this a try.
We'll press three times quickly here,
and we'll just tap three times.
(tapping sound three times)
Great, and now our entire screen is visible.
Now, our Zoom feature is still running in the background.
So we can simply, just press our touch surface three more
times, to turn our Zoom right back on.
So we'll just press here again,
Alright and our screen is magnified again,
which is really great.
Alright, we'll use out standard flick gestures
to totally navigate our Apple TV screen.
And of course we'll simply just flick around on our
Siri remote touch surface to do this.
We can just flick around a bit here, and check it out
so we'll just flick to the right and up, all around here.
And that's pretty great!
(whistle sounds) Everything stays magnified,
You know and that's pretty cool,
but what if our magnification level needs to be increased
or even decreased, just a bit?
Well, we can quickly change our Zoom magnification level
with our two finger, double tap and drag gesture.
Now, this gesture might take a bit of practice at first,
but it is super useful.
Now, we'll simply tap our Siri remote touch surface and
we'll tap it twice, quickly with two fingers,
only we're going to hold down on our second tap.
So let's go ahead and give it a try here.
And we'll just double tap and hold here and we'll
double tap and hold.
And we double tapped and held, now as we push our fingers
up our touch surface, remember our two fingers are still on
our surface, we notice that our text will
begin to enlarge here.
And of course we're leaving our fingers on our screen and
we'll pull down of course to decrease our magnification
Now we can push up and down and we still have our two
fingers here and when we get our text size about
where we like it here, we simply just lift our two fingers
from our touch surface.
And this is now our default magnification and now as we move
or kind of flick around on our screen here, we notice that
all of our text size is gonna stay the same.
You know our double tap and drag, really is a great gesture
for us because it any time we're able to quickly change our
Now, what if we want to view an errand on our screen or
place on our screen without the ability to flick to it?
Well, we also have what Apple calls our Zoom Drag Mode.
Now, our gesture for turning on Zoom Drag is actually a
two finger tap gesture.
And we'll simply tap our touch surface here quickly
with two fingers and we'll toggle our Zoom Drag on and off.
Okay, so let's go ahead and do that.
We'll just two finger tap our touch surface here three times
and we'll just triple tap here, we'll do that.
Okay we've turned on our Zoom Drag gesture and now
when we just slide or kind of drag our finger around on our
screen, we have the ability to pan or move in any direction,
on our screen.
There you go, we'll just dragging around with our thumb on
our touch surface here which is pretty cool.
Okay, so now that we have Zoom Drag turned on,
the way that we move on the items between the items on our
screen, has changed just a bit.
Instead of flicking between the items on our screen,
we'll need to touch near the side or the edge of our
touch surface in which we want to move.
So if we want to move to the next item to our right,
we'll simply touch to the right side of our touch surface.
How 'bout we do just that?
We'll just touch the right side of our surface here,
and we'll touch, (typing chime)
Each time I touch to the right,
we move to the right and of course if I touch to the left,
we move back to the left, here and of course,
I can touch the lower side of my touch surface here,
move down, and of course the upper side, or edge and move
back up there.
And there you go, now our Zoom Drag gesture can really
come in handy.
Especially if we happen to have some text on our screen
that we need to drag to in order to read it here.
That's pretty cool.
Alright our last Zoom feature that we want to check out,
today is our Zoom Speak feature.
Now, Zoom Speak is really super easy to navigate,
or to activate.
I tell you, this really is a feature that I find myself
using all the time.
Now, activating our Zoom Speak feature will speak the text
for our active item.
Of course we activate our Zoom Speak feature by simply
pressing our Siri button twice.
How 'bout let's try it.
We'll just press our Siri button here twice.
And we'll tap it twice here.
- [Speaker 2] TV, row one, column one.
- [Douglas] Alright our items text of course we heard
was read aloud to us and that's pretty great.
You know, Zoom Speak really is a nice feature,
it can be a huge help to reduce our eye fatigue.
I tell ya it's pretty easy to see how our Zoom features
make it so much easier for totally accessing our Apple TV.
(Soft piano music)
Again, my name is Douglas Walker,
take care and I'll see you next time.
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