Subtitles won't turn on

If you are able to play titles but cannot see your selected subtitles, or if your selected subtitles only display intermittently, you may be experiencing an issue with your device. Follow the troubleshooting steps for your device below to resolve the issue.

Android phone or tablet

Make sure your network is set up for Netflix

If you're using a public Wi-Fi network, like at a café, hotel, or school:

  • Check with the network admin to make sure Netflix isn't blocked.

If you're using a cellular network, mobile hotspot, or satellite network:

  • Make sure your network meets Netflix's suggested speeds. If your connection is slower than you expect, contact your internet provider for help.

Try a different internet connection

If possible, connect your phone or tablet to a different network. For example:

  • Try to connect to a different Wi-Fi network in range of your device.

  • Try to connect at someone else's house.

If you're able to watch Netflix using a different internet connection, check with whoever set up your home network to make sure it's configured properly.

Restore your default connection settings

  • If you use custom settings on your device, restore your internet provider's default settings and try Netflix again.

  • If you connect with a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or proxy service, turn it off and connect directly with your home internet.

  • If you use a custom DNS setting on your device, reset it to acquire DNS automatically.

If you need help changing the connection settings, contact the device manufacturer.

Improve your Wi-Fi signal

If you're connecting over Wi-Fi and the above steps didn't help, follow these suggestions:

  • Move your router to improve signal strength. Reception is best if the router is in a central location.

  • Move wireless devices such as cordless phones or microwave ovens away from your router.

  • Elevate your router off the floor. A router on a bookshelf or desk has better reception than one that's behind or under furniture.

What to do next

If you complete the steps above but still can't connect to Netflix, contact your internet service provider. They can help you determine whether your router is set up properly.

Smart TV

Restart your home network
  1. Turn off or unplug your smart TV.

  2. Unplug your modem (and your wireless router, if it's a separate device) from power for 30 seconds.

  3. Plug in your modem and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on. If your router is separate from your modem, plug it in and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on.

  4. Turn your smart TV back on and try Netflix again.

All other devices

We're looking into this problem. To help us investigate, please contact Netflix Customer Service.