Disney+ doesn’t just have thousands of hours’ worth of entertainment to enjoy. Much like DVDs and Blu-ray discs, it’s also packed with extra features, including behind-the-scenes documentaries, deleted scenes, gag reels, and, of course, multiple audio and subtitle tracks.
By default, Disney+ reverts to whichever language your streaming box, mobile device, game console, or web browser uses. You don’t have to stick with that, though. If you want to change your language track or use subtitles, it’s actually pretty easy.
How to change the language on Disney+
According to the official Disney+ support page, this is what you need to do:
- Log in to Disney+ and start watching a movie or television show.
- Once the program starts streaming, a box icon will appear on the upper right side of the screen and the player UI. Click it.
- You will see the language selection menu. Use that to choose your desired language and subtitle options.
That’s it. Even better, the Disney+ app will save your choices to your profile, so the next time you start playing a video, it’ll begin in your preferred language. You can have up to seven profiles per Disney+ subscription, too, so you’re covered if you live in a bilingual household. These instructions also apply to viewing Disney+ on a PC or Mac, except the box icon appears in the upper right corner of your web browser.
Disney+ supports 14 languages: English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Cantonese, Dansk, Portuguese, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish, and Polish. It also offers Latin American and Brazilian versions of Spanish and Portuguese, respectively.
Currently, the Disney+ support page only officially mentions subtitle and foreign language support for web browsers, mobile devices, smart TVs, and game consoles. Still, we’ve confirmed that the option is available on some streaming devices, like the Amazon Fire TV, as well. Disney+ is still a new service. If you can’t change the language on your device, the option may not be available on that platform quite yet.
Also, be aware that not all Disney+ content can be streamed in all languages. Newer movies and shows have all four languages available, but older or more obscure programs — the 1940 version of Swiss Family Robinson, for example — are only in English. Depending on what you’re watching, your mileage may vary.
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