This page lists DVDs or streaming videos with audio description tracks available from sources other than Amazon, stores, or the primary streaming services. For example, some of these films were featured in Film Festivals but didn't make it to local cinemas, while others are from streaming services with very few offerings. All titles below are listed in the Master AD List.
We rely primarily on contributions from video owners or users who discover these videos, as it is hardly a comprehensive list. See our Streaming AD page for other possible sources of described streamed videos. (For example, we list a limited number of videos here available on Vimeo and YouTube. Clicking either of the preceding links will list their described videos.) "Fee" after the video information indicates there is a rental or purchase fee. To suggest additions to our list, use the Webmaster link at the bottom of the page.
LAST TITLE UPDATE: Dec 6, 2023; count = 31 titles listed below, but not counting MagellanTV, Pluto TV, or ReelAbilities Stream titles, listed separately). Other content update: Feb 20, 2024. Look for below for the newest releases if the date above is fairly recent.
Imagination Storybooks by DCMP: Children's Illustrated Books with AD (Free or Fee, depending on source)
Imagination Storybooks adds audio description of the pictures in both video and audiobooks for children. Over 150 described videos are available free to those with qualifying disabilities on the Described and Captioned Media Program Channel. New audios with AD are also available free every week on their podcast, "Illustrated Audiobooks with the Audiobook Wizard". Listen to a sample illustrated book.
On December 1, 2023, Imagination Storybooks merged into DCMP, the Described and Captioned Media Program, becoming "Imagination Storybooks by DCMP." Read the Press Release.
AMC+ Streaming Service (Fee)
The AMC+ streaming service offers programming from BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, Acorn TV, Shudder, and Sundance Now. They offer audio description for a very limited number of offerings (see the AMC AD List, but don't depend on it!). Any film or episode that has AD will have an icon. These are the only ones we have found so far as of late November 2023.
Broadway HD Streaming Service (Fee)
Broadway HD features "premium full-length stage plays, musicals, concerts, operas, ballets, and more, captured specifically for viewing at home." As of February 2024 they have five titles, and they tell us they are planning to add more. You can view the current list of Broadway HD titles with AD, but here is what we captured when we looked:
Curiosity Stream (Fee)
CuriousityStream is "where viewers can journey through our world and beyond with thousands of documentary features and series ... stunning visuals and unrivaled storytelling to demystify science, technology, history and nature." $40/year. As of February 2024, they have 4 described videos (view their current list), all series, and presumed Originals.
MagellanTV is an all-documentary streaming service billed as "Documentaries Worth Watching." A subscription is $5/month when paid annually, but you can sample any title for 5 minutes free. (When sampling, you can click the sound icon and select "English Descriptive.") They have 3000+ titles, and they now support audio description for some of their titles. View our listing of MagellanTV titles with AD, or view their list yourself by scrolling to the bottom of their list of titles at https://www.magellantv.com/featured to view the category Audio Described.
MGM+ (formerly Epix) is now owned by Amazon. The channel's programming consists of recent and older theatrically released motion pictures, original television series, documentaries, and music and comedy specials. They have no AD title listing, but here are the titles that we have learned about thanks to Mac the Movie Guy, who originally accessed these titles via Roku device. Please note, however, that we have been unable to access AD on other devices, and MGM+ has not been helpful in resolving our inquiries regarding their carrying AD as they say they don't support it. You can find these titles if you purchase your subscription via Prime Video and watch them via their player. We are actively pursing a definitive position on a direct MGM+ subscription. If you can help, please advise us! (Updated Dec 5, 2023)
PBS Streaming Service (Free and Fee)
PBS, the Public Broadcasting System, offers an app which gives the user access to two levels of service: Free and Passport. The Passport level is available to people who make monthly ($5 or more) or annual ($60 or more) contributions to PBS. PBS does not offer you or us any listing of what shows have audio description tracks, so we can't list them. Most of the shows with AD are probably at the Passport level. Since PBS service is offered at a state or regional level, you need to specify your location before viewing details at www.pbs.org.
Pluto TV (Free)
Pluto TV (owned by Paramount Global) "... is the leading free streaming television service delivering hundreds of live linear channels and thousands of titles on-demand." As of August 2023, they have started to offer audio description of some movies and series, but the series options are extremely limited in terms of the number of episodes. Titles are available on iOS, Android Mobile, and the web, though there are a few startup problems. View our listing of Pluto TV titles with AD. Here is a pointer to their list of Pluto TV audio described titles.
ReelAbilities Stream (Fee)
ReelAbilities Stream is "an accessible streaming platform, featuring films celebrating the lives and stories of people with disabilities," including audio description for all titles. The titles were previously presented at ReelAbilities Film Festivals. Like iTunes and certain other services, it is transactional based (pay-per-view), rather than a subscription service. Read an article about the ReelAbilities service. They offer 40 or more described titles. View our listing of ReelAbilities Stream titles with AD.
All Others (Various Vendors; Some Fee, Some Free)