How to turn off subtitles on Netflix

Stressful workdays call for relaxing outlets, and there is no better way to decompress than settling in for a session of Netflix and chill. Its library is packed with thrilling movies and awesome TV shows, the vast majority of which come equipped with subtitles. Subtitles are a useful and often downright necessary feature. Still, if someone watching on your account used subtitles to watch a foreign film, you might be confused when you go to catch up on Stranger Things and find the action covered up by unnecessary yellow text. Fortunately, if you’re not sure how to turn off subtitles on Netflix, it’s a relatively simple process. The only problem is the instructions are different for every Netflix-supported device, but we have you covered.

Luckily, most devices that support the Netflix app share the same initial action: to power the app on and choose your desired series or movie. If you don’t have the Netflix app, visit your device’s app store to download it for free. If your device isn’t listed here (we include the most popular ones), there’s a detailed guide from Netflix, too.

Android devices

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  • Step 1: While your show or movie plays, tap on your screen.
  • Step 2: A Dialogue icon should appear. When it does, select it.
  • Step 3: Your audio or subtitle options will pop up. Select the off option under Subtitles.

iPhone and iPad

  • Step 1: While your show or movie plays, tap on your screen.
  • Step 2: A dialogue icon should appear. When it does, select it.
  • Step 3: Your preferred audio or subtitle options will pop up. Select the Off option under Subtitles.
  • Step 4: Tap the X icon to continue playback.

Google Chromecast

  • Step 1: While your show or movie plays, tap on your screen.
  • Step 2: A Dialogue icon should appear. When it does, hover over it.
  • Step 3: Your preferred audio or subtitle options will pop up. Select the Off option under Subtitles.
  • Step 4: Tap OK or the X icon to continue playback.

Roku

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  • Step 1: Once you’ve chosen a show or movie to watch, select Audio & Subtitles from the description page.
  • Step 2: Choose Off for subtitles.
  • Step 3: Press the back button to exit out of the description page.
  • Step 4: Hit Play to start your movie or show.

If you have a newer Roku device, you can also turn off subtitles while your movie or show is playing.

  • Step 1: While your show or movie plays, press Up or Down on your remote.
  • Step 2: Select Audio & Subtitles.
  • Step 3: Your preferred audio or subtitle options will pop up. Select the Off option under Subtitles.

Apple TV

  • Step 1: While your show or movie plays, swipe down on your remote. (for Apple TV 2 and 3, hold down the Center button on your remote).
  • Step 2: Your preferred audio or subtitle options will pop up. Select the Off option under Subtitles.

Mac/PC

  • Step 1: Open Netflix and pick a show or movie to watch.
  • Step 2: Move your mouse around as your show or movie plays. 
  • Step 4: Your preferred audio or subtitle options will pop up. Select the Off option under Subtitles.
How to turn off subtitles on Netflix

Blu-ray Player

Note: There are thousands of Blu-ray players. The following steps might not work the same for all devices.

  • Step 1: hit the Down button on your remote while your show or movie plays.
  • Step 2: A Dialogue icon should appear. Select it.
  • Step 3: Your preferred audio or subtitle options will pop up. Under Subtitles, select the Off option.

PlayStation 4

  • Step 1: Bring up the in-player menu by pushing the down button on your PS4 controller during your movie or show.
  • Step 2: Select the dialogue menu.
  • Step 3: In the following screen, select the “Off” option for “Subtitles.”

Xbox One

  • Step 1: Bring up the in-player menu by pushing the down button on your Xbox One controller during your movie or show.
  • Step 2: Select the dialogue menu.
  • Step 3: Within the audio and subtitle options, toggle “Subtitles” to “Off.”

If you still encounter subtitles after following the steps above, you may have closed captioning enabled in your console’s accessibility settings. Navigate to your Xbox One’s main settings menu. Select the “Ease of Access” submenu and toggle the “Closed Captioning” function to “Off.”

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