How to Change Default Audio Output Device for Narrator in Windows 10

Narrator is a screen-reading app built into Windows 10.

Narrator lets you use your PC without a display or mouse to complete common tasks if you’re blind or have low vision. It reads and interacts with things on the screen, like text and buttons. Use Narrator to read and write email, browse the internet, and work with documents.

Specific commands let you navigate Windows, the web, and apps, as well as get info about the area of the PC you're in. Navigation is available using headings, links, landmarks, and more. You can read text (including punctuation) by page, paragraph, line, word, and character as well as determine characteristics like font and text color. Efficiently review tables with row and column navigation.

Narrator also has a navigation and reading mode called Scan Mode. Use it to get around Windows 10 using just the up and down arrows on your keyboard. You can also use a braille display to navigate your PC and read text.

You can personalize Narrator's voice to adjust the speaking rate, pitch, and volume as well as install some third-party text-to-speech voices.

Narrator lets you select a Narrator audio output device for where you hear Narrator's voice from.

This tutorial will show you how to select a default audio output device used to play the voice of Narrator from for your account in Windows 10.

Here's How:

1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Ease of Access icon.

Starting with Windows 10 build 21359, the Ease of Access category in Settings has been renamed to Accessibility.

You can also press the Win+Ctrl+N keys to directly open Narrator settings.

2 Click/tap on Narrator on the left side. (see screenshot below)

3 Select a audio output device you want in the Select where you here Narrator's voice drop menu on the right side under Personalize Narrator's voice.

Narrator uses your Default Audio Device by default.

This Select where you here Narrator's voice setting is stored in both the DesiredAudioChannel and DisplayedAudioChannel string values in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Narrator\NoRoam key in Registry Editor.

4 You can now close Settings if you like.

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That's it,