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How to Turn off Subtitles on Netflix: Short Guide to Netflix

by Robert C.

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How to Enable/Disable Netflix Subtitles and Alternate Audio 

One of the best things about Netflix is that you get used from practically anywhere in the world, and use the subtitles to translate movies/series you don't understand. While Netflix subtitles come in handy in most cases, it can also be annoying. So, if you want to turn off Netflix subtitles that block part of the screen, this guide will help you.

How to Turn Off Netflix Subtitles

To let viewers enjoy their Netflix experience, the content provider allows them to use enable and disable subtitles, captions, and alternate audio for many TV shows and movies. You can view subtitles and other content detailing on any number of devices, starting with Amazon Stick and ending with Xbox 360. You can get the full guide for each device at the official Netflix site, and below we will detail the most popular devices:

How to Turn Off Netflix Subtitles on Amazon Fire TV/Stick

If you have an Amazon Fire TV/Stick, this is how you can enable and disable Netflix subtitles;

  • Turn on the Netflix app
  • Select a TV show or movie you want to view
  • While the content is playing, press the Down arrow on your remote
  • Go to the dialog icon and highlight it. Confirm your selection
  • Choose the subtitles/audio options you prefer
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How to Turn Off Netflix Subtitles on Android devices

When you view downloaded subtitles on Android devices, you will only be able to select the default subtitles for your region. To have more options, you can set your language preferences on your account. You will also be able to view subtitles in the language you chose, as well as hear the audio in the selected language. If you have an Android device, this is how you can enable and disable Netflix subtitles

  • Turn on the Netflix app
  • Select a TV show or movie you want to view
  • While the content is playing, tap anywhere on your device's screen
  • Select the Dialog icon
  • Choose the subtitles/audio options you prefer
  • Click Ok to resume playback of the content

How to Turn Off Netflix Subtitles on computers

Computers are a very popular means of watching Netflix content, and you can turn subtitles/audio on and off on your PC or your laptop. If you have a computer/PC, this is how you can enable and disable Netflix subtitles.

  • Turn on the Netflix app and log in to your account
  • Select a TV show or movie you want to view
  • While the content is playing, move your mouse over the computer screen
  • Select the Dialog icon
  • Choose the subtitles/audio options you prefer
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How to Turn Off Netflix Subtitles on Google Chromecast

If you have Google Chromecast, the subtitles have to be adjusted on your device with your Chromecast. To enable/disable subtitles or alternate audio from your Android/Apple iOS device using Chromecast, here is what you need to do:

  • Turn on the Netflix app
  • Select a TV show or movie you want to view
  • While the content is playing, tap anywhere on your device's screen
  • Select the Dialog icon
  • Choose the subtitles/audio options you prefer
  • Tap of Ok or the X on your screen to resume playback of the content you are viewing

How to Turn Off Netflix Subtitles on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

You can view Netflix content on iOS devices from wherever you are. When you view downloaded subtitles on iOS devices, you will only be able to select the default subtitles for your region. To have more options, you can set your language preferences on your account. You will also be able to view subtitles in the language you chose, as well as hear the audio in the selected language. If you have an iOS device, this is how you can enable and disable Netflix subtitles:

  • Turn on the Netflix app
  • Select a TV show or movie you want to view
  • While the content is playing, tap anywhere on your device's screen
  • Select the Dialog icon
  • Choose the subtitles/audio options you prefer
  • Tap the X to resume playback of the content you are viewing
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How to Turn Off Netflix Subtitles on Google TV

If you have Google TV, this is how you can enable and disable Netflix subtitles;

  • Turn on the Netflix app
  • Select a TV show or movie you want to view
  • Select "Audio & Subtitles"
  • Choose the subtitles/audio options you prefer
  • Click Play to resume playing the content you are viewing

There you have it, quick guides for turning off Netflix subtitles and audio. If you have devices other than the ones listed here, you can go to the official Netflix support center and choose the guide for the device you have. With a few minor adjustments, you will be able to view content in your preferred language, and disable them at will as easy as – 1,2,3.


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