How to use subtitles, captions, or alternate audio

You can change the subtitles, captions, and alternate audio for many TV shows and movies. Netflix shows the 5-7 most relevant languages based on your location and language settings. For downloads, Netflix shows the 2 most relevant languages.

To use subtitles, captions, or alternate audio:

  1. Open Netflix.

  2. Select a TV show or movie.

  3. Begin playing and take the action listed for your device:



Mobile phones or tablets, computers

Tap or click the screen

Smart TV, Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, gaming systems, streaming media players

Press the up or down arrow on the remote

Apple TV 2 or Apple TV 3

Hold down the center button on the Apple TV remote

Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K

Swipe down on the Apple TV remote

4. At either the top or bottom of the screen, select Dialog . On TVs, language options may appear at the bottom without the icon. You can choose from the languages shown or select Other to see all language options.

5. Make changes to the audio or subtitle selections.

Subtitle and audio preferences aren't saved when viewing most Kids titles from an adult profile. They are saved when viewing from a Kids profile. If you have to reset your audio every time you try to watch, play a title with a maturity rating of Teens or above set to your preferred audio language. This will save your settings for future viewing.