How to Turn Subtitles On or Off on Disney Plus
When someone says that they have watched a movie with subtitles, they are almost exclusively referring to a foreign movie. Why else would you need subtitles?
Well, it has become increasingly popular to use subtitles even when you’re watching something in English. Subtitles are a text alternative for what is being said in the video. Streaming services like Disney+ offer this option to its viewers to secure an enjoyable experience.
Disney+ Subtitles and Various Platforms
Disney+ is available on a wide range of devices and here’s how to turn subtitles on and off on some of them.
In case you can’t turn on Disney+ subtitles on your Amazon Fire TV, here’s what you have to do:
- Play the video you want to watch.
- Use your Fire TV remote or Fire TV App. Press the “Menu” button.
- Choose “Subtitles and Audio.”
- Then choose the “On” option under “Subtitles and Captions.”
If you want to turn off the subtitles, go back to the “Subtitles and Audio” and after you select the subtitles you’re currently using, select “Off”. The menu also allows you to customize the subtitles language, as well as text size and numerous other options.
Here’s how Roku users can toggle subtitles on and off:
- Press the asterisk (*) button on your Roku remote.
- The Options menu will appear on the left side of your screen.
- Select “Closed captioning” and use the directional pad to alternate between On/Off/Always On/On Replay options.
LG Smart TVs
LG Smart TV users should follow these steps:
- Grab your remote and press the Home button.
- Click on the cog icon in the top-right corner.
- You’re in “Settings,” now choose “Accessibility” and then “Subtitle.”
- Highlight the “Subtitles” section and select “On.”
It’s been only a few days since Disney+ has become available. The announcement that it was finally here caused a lot of people to rush in and try it out.
Unfortunately, PlayStation 4 users have reported that there were a lot of issues with subtitles and captions, such as them being slow and delayed. Others complained about the lack of options for text size and background opacity, as well as the subtitles often floating on top of the screen.
Some even said that they couldn’t’ change the subtitles at all, that even after they did so on their pc, the changes wouldn’t appear in PS4.
One of the suggested fixes for subtitles/captions problems on PS4 looks like this:
- Launch the “Settings.”
- Navigate to the “Accessibility” section.
- Then, go to “Closed Captions.”
- Enable closed captions there.
- Disable the option that says “Show Closed Captions as Specified by Content.”
Let us know in the comments below if this fix worked for you and enabled you to customize your subtitles and captions.
Why Should You Be Using Subtitles
For a lot of people who stream content on a daily basis, having the option to turn on subtitles is implied. Especially if streaming is the only way they watch TV.
Give them a try and odds are, once you start using them, you won’t go back. Here are some of the reasons why you won’t stop using subtitles even when watching content in English.
Noise Will Bother You Less
By noise, we mean the crunching sounds of your chips and popcorn. Not to mention the chewing sounds of the friend sitting next to you. You won’t have to “shush” them, and then get annoyed about the dialogue that you’ve missed.
You’ll Understand More
Yes, you speak English, but accents differ and some people talk too fast, while others are too quiet. You’re constantly straining your ears, trying to catch everything. Plus, there’s no way you picked up or understood every word.
Finally, you’ll get the lyrics of every song on the screen so that you can sing along. Just think about “I Can Show You the World” from Aladdin.
Not only watching a foreign film will get you introduced to a new language and maybe inspire you to learn more of it, but you can also do it the other way around. For example, play an episode of The Mandalorian and turn on foreign language subtitles to learn the language faster and challenge yourself.
Subtitles on, Subtitles off
If you watch a movie or a TV show with subtitles, there is a greater chance that you’ll remember the names of characters and places. However, subtitles will always be completely unnecessary and even annoying to some. But, for others, they’ll be a major discovery.
Let us know what you think about how Disney+ handled subtitles on your platform. Also, we’d like to know your opinion on subtitles on English movies and TV shows.