How To Turn Off Closed Captioning On Netflix Smart TV

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 01/17/23 •  5 min read

How To Turn Off Closed Captioning On Netflix Smart TV

The Difference of Subtitles and Closed Captions

Quite often people confuse the subtitles with closed captions. Close captions show the exact text that appears after the dialogues are finished in the movie. These are often in the exact language as the audio. Subtitles are different. They are the text version of what is said in the original audio file, but that is usually in a different language.

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For a video that has many dialogues in English but the text at the bottom of the movie is also in English, then those are known as ‘Close Captions’. When the text is shown in another language, then it’s called ‘Subtitle’.

When to Turn Off Closed Caption on Netflix

Many reasons exist why you want to hide the audio description from a video. It is very distracting to see text continually appear on your screen in addition to the main audio and video, even if the audio is perfectly legible.

Our attention drifts away from what is being shown on the screen, we are constantly scrolling down to read the text, and can’t keep up with reading the text. It is very irritating when movies move quickly between scenes and if you cannot read the text. You might also want it to be disabled while you are looking at a video for this or for any reason that you like.

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How to Turn Off Closed Caption on Netflix

iOS

If you want to disable Closed Caption from Netflix on an iOS device, simply follow these steps:

  1. Tap on the screen once when a video is running.
  2. You will see a number of icons at the bottom of the screen. Tap the ‘Audio & Subtitles’ icon.
  3. When you press on the screen, a pop-up window with subtitles and a few other options should appear.
  4. Tap the ‘Off’ button.
  5. Tap the cross on your screen to continue watching.

How To Turn Off Closed Captioning On Netflix Smart TV

Android

If you want to disable closed captioning for Netflix on an Android device, just do the following steps:

  1. Tap on the screen once when a video is running.
  2. You will see a number of icons at the bottom of the screen. Tap the ‘Audio & Subtitles’ icon.
  3. When you press on the screen, a pop-up window with subtitles and a few other options should appear.
  4. Tap on the ‘Off’ option.
  5. Tap the ‘Apply’ button, then you can continue watching.

Apple TV

You will need to do a number of things to turn off subtitles on Netflix on your Apple TV based on the type of Apple TV you own.

If you want to stop watching closed captioning while you are watching Netflix on your Apple TV, you can do this by following the steps below.

  1. Use the Apple TV remote control to control whether Apple TV is running version 2 or 3.
  2. Swipe down to the touchpad on an Apple TV 4 or 4K TV.
  3. Tap the ‘Subtitle’ menu.
  4. Click the ‘Off’ button.

Samsung TV

If you want to disable closed captions for Netflix when you use the app on a Samsung TV, you can do this by following the steps below.

  1. On your remote, use the directional pad when on the home screen.
  2. Choose the ‘settings’ option.
  3. Choose ‘General’, then choose ‘Accessibility’.
  4. Choose ‘Caption settings’.
  5. Choose the ‘Captions’ button in order to turn the caption off.

Other Smart TVs

If you want to hide a close caption on Netflix when you use the app on your Smart TV, just do what is below.

  1. Go to the ‘Setting’ option.
  2. Choose the ‘Ease of Access’ from the dropdown menu.
  3. Choose ‘Closed Captioning’.
  4. Choose the ‘Closed Captions’ option again to turn that back on.

Xbox One

If you want to disable close caption while you are viewing Netflix on your Xbox One, just do the following steps:

  1. Press the ‘Down’ arrow on your controller, while the video is playing.
  2. Some options will appear on the screen. Choose the ‘Dialogue’’ icon.
  3. Press the ‘A’ button on the controller to show the ‘Subtitles’ setting.
  4. Choose the ‘off’ option.

PS4

To disable closed captions while you use Netflix on your PlayStation 4, please do the following:

  1. Press the ‘Down’ arrow on your controller, while the video is playing.
  2. The in-player menu will appear. Go to the ‘Dialogue’ menu.
  3. Choose the ‘Off’ button for subtitles on the screen that shows.

Web Browser

If you want to disable the closed captioning feature on your Netflix app, you can do this by following the steps below.

  1. Move the cursor across the video window as it plays and press the arrow keys to show more buttons. Click on the down arrow that appears in the toolbar at the bottom of the window.
  2. There will be something that appears to be a conversation box or a speech box. Click on the icon to show a list of closed caption options.
  3. There will be a small box. If you are viewing a video with closed captions, in the ‘Subtitles’ column, choose the ‘Off’ option.
  4. Click any button on this video to make it stop playing, and if you click it, the box will vanish. Then you will notice that the closed captions are gone.
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