How do I turn subtitles, captions, or alternate audio on or off?

Netflix allows you to enable or disable subtitles, captions, and alternate audio for many TV shows and movies. You can see which movies and TV shows offer audio and subtitles in your preferred language by visiting netflix.com/subtitles.

Choose your device below for detailed instructions on how to enable or disable these features.

Note:
Due to the large number of languages available, Netflix only displays the 5-7 languages most relevant to you while streaming. Downloaded titles will only display the 2 languages most relevant to you. If your preferred language is missing, visit Netflix is in the wrong language.

Amazon Fire TV/Stick

To enable or disable subtitles or alternate audio on your Amazon Fire TV/Stick:

  1. Launch the Netflix app.

  2. Select a TV show or movie.

  3. While your TV show or movie is playing, press the Down arrow on your remote.

  4. Highlight the Dialog icon and confirm your selection.

  5. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.

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Android Devices

Android devices that support Netflix also support subtitles. When viewing downloaded titles, you will only be able to select the default subtitle and audio options for your region. If you set language preferences on your account, you may also be able to select corresponding subtitle and audio options if they are available for that title. To enable or disable subtitles or alternate audio on your Android device:

  1. Launch the Netflix app.

  2. Select a TV show or movie.

  3. While your TV show or movie is playing, tap anywhere on the screen.

  4. Select the Dialog icon .

  5. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.

  6. Tap Ok to resume playback.

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Apple TV 2 and Apple TV 3

To enable or disable subtitles or alternate audio on your Apple TV:

  1. Launch the Netflix app.

  2. Select a TV show or movie.

  3. While your TV show or movie is playing, hold down the center button on your Apple TV remote.

  4. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.

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Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K

To enable or disable subtitles or alternate audio on your Apple TV:

  1. Launch the Netflix app.

  2. Select a TV show or movie.

  3. While your TV show or movie is playing, swipe down the touchpad on your Apple TV 4 remote.

  4. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.

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Computer

To enable or disable subtitles or alternate audio on Netflix.com:

  1. Sign in to Netflix.com.

  2. Select a TV show or movie.

  3. While your TV show or movie is playing, move your mouse over the screen.

  4. Click the Dialog icon .

  5. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.

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Google Chromecast

Subtitles must be adjusted from the device that you're using with your Chromecast. To enable or disable subtitles or alternate audio from your Android or Apple iOS device:

  1. Launch the Netflix app.

  2. Select a TV show or movie.

  3. While your TV show or movie is playing, tap anywhere on the screen.

  4. Select the Dialog icon .

  5. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.

  6. Tap the X or Ok to resume playback.

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Google TV

To enable or disable subtitles or alternate audio on your Google TV:

  1. Launch the Netflix app.

  2. Select a TV show or movie.

  3. Select Audio & Subtitles.

  4. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.

  5. Select Play.

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iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

iOS devices that support Netflix also support subtitles. When viewing downloaded titles, you will only be able to select the default subtitle and audio options for your region. If you set language preferences on your account, you may also be able to select corresponding subtitle and audio options if they are available for that title. To enable or disable subtitles or alternate audio on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:

  1. Launch the Netflix app.

  2. Select a TV show or movie.

  3. While your TV show or movie is playing, tap anywhere on the screen.

  4. Select the Dialog icon in the upper right corner.

  5. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.

  6. Tap the X to continue watching.

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Most Blu-ray players, Smart TVs, and Set-top boxes

To enable or disable subtitles or alternate audio on most Blu-ray players, Smart TVs, and set-top boxes:

  1. Launch the Netflix app.

  2. Select a TV show or movie.

  3. Select Audio & Subtitles from the options panel.

  4. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.

  5. Press Back to return to the options panel.

  6. Select Play.

On newer Blu-ray players, Smart TVs and set-top boxes, Audio & Subtitle options can be accessed while a TV show or movie is playing:

  1. Launch the Netflix app.

  2. Select a TV show or movie.

  3. While your TV show or movie is playing, press the Down arrow.

  4. Select the Dialog icon .

  5. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.

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Nook

To enable or disable subtitles or alternate audio on your Nook:

  1. Launch the Netflix app.

  2. Select a TV show or movie.

  3. While your TV show or movie is playing, tap anywhere on the screen.

  4. Select the Dialog icon .

  5. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.

  6. Tap Done to resume playback.

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PlayStation 3

To enable or disable subtitles or alternate audio on your PlayStation 3:

  1. Launch the Netflix app.

  2. Select a TV show or movie.

  3. While your TV show or movie is playing, press the Down arrow on your controller.

  4. Highlight the Dialog icon and confirm your selection.

  5. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.

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PlayStation 4

To enable or disable subtitles or alternate audio on your PlayStation 4:

  1. Launch the Netflix app.

  2. Select a TV show or movie.

  3. While your TV show or movie is playing, press the Down arrow on your controller.

  4. Highlight the Dialog icon and confirm your selection.

  5. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.

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Roku

To enable or disable subtitles or alternate audio on your Roku:

  1. Launch the Netflix app.

  2. Select a TV show or movie.

  3. Select Audio & Subtitles from the description page.

  4. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.

  5. Press the Back button to return to the description page.

  6. Select Play.

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On newer Roku devices, Audio & Subtitles options are accessible while a TV show or movie is playing:

  1. Launch the Netflix app.

  2. Select a TV show or movie.

  3. While your TV show or movie is playing, press the Down arrow on your remote.

  4. Select Audio & Subtitles.

  5. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.

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Wii

To enable or disable subtitles or alternate audio on your Nintendo Wii:

  1. Launch the Netflix channel.

  2. Select a TV show or movie using the A button.

  3. From the description page, click the Dialog icon on the right side of the screen.

  4. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.

  5. Select Play.

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Wii U

To enable or disable subtitles or alternate audio on your Nintendo Wii U:

  1. Launch the Netflix channel.

  2. Select a TV show or movie.

  3. While your TV show or movie is playing, use the GamePad to select the Dialog icon on the right side of the screen.

  4. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.

  5. Press X.

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Xbox 360

To enable or disable subtitles or alternate audio on your Xbox 360:

  1. Launch the Netflix app.

  2. Select a TV show or movie.

  3. While your TV show or movie is playing, press the Down arrow on your controller.

  4. Highlight the Dialog icon and press A.

  5. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.

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Xbox One

To enable or disable subtitles or alternate audio on your Xbox One:

  1. Launch the Netflix app.

  2. Select a TV show or movie.

  3. While your TV show or movie is playing, press the Down arrow on your controller.

  4. Highlight the Dialog icon and press A.

  5. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.

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