Why aren't subtitles available in a language?

Subtitles are available in many languages for most titles. If subtitles aren’t available in a language, it may be due to:

  • your location

  • your profile Language settings

  • the movie or TV show you're trying to watch

  • the device you're trying to watch on

While streaming Netflix, you typically have 5-7 of the subtitle languages most popular in your region to choose from, and the 2 most popular languages for downloaded titles.

Subtitles may not be available in a desired language for specific titles due to content licensing and show agreements.

I don't see an option for subtitles in a language

If subtitles aren’t available for a particular language, you can:

  • Change your profile Language settings. Visit Netflix is in the wrong language for instructions.

    Note:
    Changing your profile language will change the entire Netflix experience to that language.
  • Visit netflix.com/subtitles to browse and watch movies and TV shows by subtitle language.

Why can I see subtitles in a language on one device, but not another?

If subtitles for a title are offered in a language but do not display on your device, try another device. The Netflix app may not support subtitles for languages not using the English alphabet on devices manufactured before 2014, but many newer devices do support languages that use these alphabets.

Note:
Use 2014 as a general guide for when devices began supporting languages that do not use the English alphabet. There may be devices manufactured after 2014 that do not support these languages.

Why can I see subtitles for one season, but not another?

Some TV shows may have different sources for each season's subtitles. In some cases, subtitles for seasons that Netflix has offered prior to 2018 may not be available on all devices. If you are seeing subtitles for one season but not another, try using another device to watch your desired season.