How do I adjust subtitles, captions and alternate audio on my device?

Netflix allows you to adjust subtitles, captions and alternate audio for various movies and TV shows.

You can also see which movies and TV shows offer audio and subtitles in your preferred language by visiting netflix.com/subtitles. Due to the large number of languages available, Netflix only displays the 5-7 languages most relevant to you. If the language you are looking for is not available, you may adjust your language preferences on the Your Account page, then return to netflix.com/subtitles to see more options.

Note: Some languages may not be available in some regions, even after changing your language preference.

Adjusting audio
Alternate audio changes the language of the content you stream or changes your audio to 5.1 surround sound. These options are listed along with the subtitles and captions while the movie or TV show is playing or on the movie or TV show details page. Alternate audio options include alternate languages, audio descriptions, and commentary, for select titles and regions, where available.

Adjusting subtitles and captions
Subtitles and captions are displayed in the lower part of the screen mirroring character dialogue or sound. To save or adjust your subtitles and captions settings, play a TV show or movie for at least 5 minutes with your preferences set.

Not a fan of how the subtitles and captions look? We've made it possible for you to customize the appearance of Netflix subtitles and captions, which will change the look of subtitles and captions on many Netflix ready devices. The appearance of subtitles and captions applies to the profile you have selected when you make this change. This feature is not currently available in all languages.

If you are watching a movie or TV show that was produced in another region, you may not have the ability to turn off subtitles. Due to content licensing, select titles may display subtitles in your region's primary language by default. (Example: Playing a title with English audio while in Brazil may have Portuguese subtitles that cannot be turned off.)

Note: Customizing subtitles and captions for Apple TV and iOS devices must be done on the actual device, not the website. For detailed instructions for Apple TV and iOS, follow the steps below.

Choose your device from below for detailed instructions on how to adjust these features:

PlayStation 3

To adjust subtitles and alternate audio in the Netflix app on your PlayStation 3:

  1. Launch the Netflix app.
  2. Play your selected title.
  3. While the title is playing, press Down to access Audio & Subtitles.
  4. Highlight Audio & Subtitles and confirm your selection.
  5. Select your desired Audio & Subtitles options.

PlayStation 4

To adjust subtitles and alternate audio in the Netflix app on your PlayStation 4:

  1. Launch the Netflix app.
  2. Play your selected title.
  3. While the title is playing, press Down to access Audio & Subtitles.
  4. Highlight Audio & Subtitles and confirm your selection.
  5. Select your desired Audio & Subtitles options.

Wii

To adjust subtitles and alternate audio in the Netflix channel on your Nintendo Wii:
Note: Kids profiles do not have the ability to adjust subtitles or alternate audio settings at this time.

  1. Launch the Netflix channel.
  2. Select a movie or TV show using the A button.
  3. From the description page, click the Dialog button () on the right side of the screen.
  4. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.
  5. Click play to resume watching.

Wii U

To adjust subtitles and alternate audio in the Netflix channel on your Nintendo Wii U:
Note: Kids profiles do not have the ability to adjust subtitles or alternate audio settings at this time.

  1. Launch the Netflix channel.
  2. Play your selected title.
  3. While your title is playing, using the GamePad, select the Dialog button () button at the bottom right of the screen.
  4. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.
  5. Press X to resume playback.

Xbox 360

To adjust subtitles and alternate audio in the Netflix app on your Xbox 360:

  1. Launch the Netflix app.
  2. Play your selected title.
  3. While your title is playing, press Down to access Audio & Subtitles.
  4. Highlight Audio & Subtitles and press A.
  5. Select your desired Audio & Subtitles options.

If you've turned off subtitles in the Netflix app but are still seeing them, it's likely that subtitles are adjusted on your Xbox 360 itself. To disable them:

  1. Select Settings.
  2. Select System.
  3. Select Console Settings.
  4. Select Display.
  5. Select Closed Captioning.
  6. Select Off.
  7. Save your settings and exit, then try watching your movie or TV show again in the Netflix app.

Xbox One

To adjust subtitles and alternate audio in the Netflix app on your Xbox One:

  1. Launch the Netflix app.
  2. Play your selected title.
  3. While your title is playing, press Down to access Audio & Subtitles.
  4. Highlight Audio & Subtitles and press A.
  5. Select your desired Audio & Subtitles options.

If you've turned off subtitles in the Netflix app but are still seeing them, it's likely that subtitles are still adjusted on your Xbox One. To disable them:

  1. Select Settings.
  2. Select Ease of access.
  3. Select Closed Captioning.
  4. Select Closed Captioning Off.
  5. Save your settings and exit, then try watching your movie or TV show again in the Netflix app.

Mac/PC

To adjust subtitles and alternate audio in the movie player:

  1. Select a movie or TV show.
  2. While your movie or TV show is playing, move your mouse over the screen.
  3. Click the Dialog icon ().
  4. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.

Nook

To adjust subtitles and alternate audio on your Nook:

  1. Select a movie or TV show.
  2. While your movie or TV show is playing, tap anywhere on the screen.
  3. Select the Dialog button ().
  4. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.
  5. Tap Done to resume playback.

Android Devices

Android devices that support Netflix also support subtitles. A list of supported devices can be found on Google's support site for Android. To adjust subtitles and alternate audio on your Android device:

  1. Select a movie or TV show.
  2. While your movie or TV show is playing, tap anywhere on the screen.
  3. Select the Dialog button () in the upper right corner.
  4. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.
  5. Tap Done to resume playback.

iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Subtitle, caption, and alternate audio settings must be adjusted from the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch menu before they can be adjusted in the Netflix app.

To adjust your settings on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:

  1. From the device home screen, select Settings.
  2. Select General.
  3. Select Accessibility.
  4. Select Subtitles & Captioning.
  5. Use the slider to enable Closed Captions + SDH.
  6. From this screen, you can customize the appearance of subtitles and closed captions under Style.
    • If you choose to create a new style, ensure that Video Override is turned off within the Font, Size, Color, and Opacity options.

To adjust your settings within Netflix:

  1. While a movie or TV show is playing, tap anywhere on the screen.
  2. Select the Dialog button() in the upper right corner.
  3. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.
  4. Tap the X to continue watching.

Apple TV 2 and Apple TV 3

Note: Enabling subtitles and Closed Captions + SDH on Apple TVs will require that you have Software Version 5.0 or later installed on the device.

Subtitle and caption settings must be adjusted from the Apple TV menu before they can be adjusted in the Netflix app.

To adjust your settings on your Apple TV:

  1. From the device home screen, select Settings.
  2. Select General.
  3. Select Accessibility.
  4. Enable Closed Captions + SDH.
  5. From this screen, you can customize the appearance of subtitles and closed captions by selecting Style and choosing your preferred styling.

To adjust subtitles and alternate audio within Netflix:

  1. While streaming, hold down the center button on your Apple TV remote.
  2. Select your preferred audio or subtitle language options.

To adjust Closed Captions + SDH within Netflix:

  1. While streaming, hold down the center button on your Apple TV remote.
  2. Select your preferred Closed Caption + SDH options.

Apple TV 4

Enabling subtitles and Closed Captions + SDH on Apple TVs will require that you have tvOS 9.0 or later installed on the device.

Subtitle and caption settings must be adjusted from the Apple TV menu before they can be adjusted in the Netflix app.

To adjust your settings on your Apple TV:

  1. From the device home screen, select Settings.
  2. Select General.
  3. Select Accessibility.
  4. Enable Closed Captions + SDH.
  5. From this screen, you can customize the appearance of subtitles and closed captions under Style.
    • If you choose to create a new style, ensure that Video Override is turned off within the Font, Size, Color, and Opacity options.

To adjust your settings within Netflix:

  1. While streaming, swipe down the touchpad on your Apple TV 4 remote.
  2. Select your preferred audio, subtitle language, or Closed Caption + SDH options.
    • If you do not see your preferred audio option of surround sound, refer to Apple's support site for assistance.

Google TV

To adjust subtitles and alternate audio on your Google TV:

  1. Select a movie or TV show.
  2. Select Audio & Subtitles.
  3. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.
  4. Select Play.

Google Chromecast

Subtitles must be adjusted from the device that you're using with your Chromecast.

To adjust subtitles and alternate audio from your Android or Apple iOS device:

  1. While a movie or TV show is playing, tap anywhere on the screen.
  2. Select the Dialog button().
  3. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.
  4. Tap the X or Done.

Roku

To adjust subtitles and alternate audio on your Roku:

  1. Select a movie or TV show.
  2. Select Audio & Subtitles from the description page.
  3. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.
  4. Press the Back button to return to the description page.
  5. Select Play.

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

  1. Play a movie or TV show.
  2. While the movie or TV show is playing, press the Down arrow.
  3. Select Audio & Subtitles.
  4. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.

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

To adjust subtitles on most Blu-ray players, Smart TVs, and set-top boxes:

  1. Launch the Netflix app.
  2. Select the movie or TV show you want to play.
  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 movie or TV show is playing:

  1. Play a movie or TV show.
  2. While the movie or TV show is playing, press the Down arrow.
  3. Select Audio & Subtitles.
  4. Select your preferred audio or subtitle options.

Note: If you are unable to complete the steps above, subtitles are not supported on your device.