How to use subtitles, captions, or choose audio language

You can change the subtitles, captions, and audio language for many TV shows and movies. Netflix shows 5-7 relevant languages on most devices based on your location and language settings. For iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and web browsers, you’ll see all available languages for a title. For downloads, Netflix shows the 2 most relevant languages.

You may see subtitles even if your subtitle settings are off while watching TV shows and movies that include dialog different from the title's original language.

To use subtitles, captions, or choose audio language:

  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 Audio & Subtitles . 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 for 2-3 mins to set your preferred audio language. This will save your settings for future viewing.

For titles available with Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (SDH), look for the SDH badge  on a title's details page.

Some TV shows may not have SDH available for all seasons or episodes.

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