How do I change my subtitle settings?

Learn how to turn subtitles on/off, set the subtitle language and change the appearance of subtitles by selecting your device below.

Web
  1. At the bottom right of the video player, click the VidSettings.png icon. 
  2. Click Subtitle Appearance.
  3. Manage your subtitle appearance preferences in the pop-up and click Save.

Here are the settings you can change:

    • Font: Select the font style which you prefer your subtitles in
    • Size: Select how big/small subtitles should appear
    • Text color: Select the color the subtitles appear in
    • Background color: Select whether there's a background behind subtitles and what color it should appear in. Videos with hardsubs will always have a background to enable easy reading.

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Important

Subtitle appearance settings do not apply to Learn Mode subtitles. For your subtitle appearance preferences to apply successfully, please ensure that Learn Mode is turned off.

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iOS

How do I turn subtitles on/off?

  1. Tap on subtitles.png at the top right of the video player for subtitle options
  2. Select your preferred subtitle language from the list of available subtitles to turn on subtitles. Tap "Off" to turn off subtitles

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How do I change the appearance of subtitles?

  1. Go to Settings > Accessibility.
  2. Scroll to the Hearing section and tap Subtitles & Captioning.
  3. Turn on Closed Captions + SDH.

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  4. Tap on Style to customize the subtitle style. You can select one of the predefined styles: Transparent Background, Large Text, Classic or Outline Text. To view your new style in full screen, tap the full-screen icon .   

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  5. To customize a style, select Create New Style. You can change the font, size, and color of the text along with the color and opacity of the background. Note: When Chromecasting from the iOS app, to set a background for your subtitles, instead of setting it in Opacity, please select Text Highlight instead.

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  6. When you're happy with the new style, tap Save at the top of the screen. This style will be the default style for subtitles and captions.
          
Android

How do I turn subtitles on/off?

  1. Tap on subtitles.png at the top right of the video player for subtitle options
  2. Select your preferred subtitle language from the list of available subtitles to turn on subtitles. Tap "Off" to turn off subtitles

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How do I change the appearance of subtitles?

  1. Tap on subtitles.png at the top right of the video player for subtitle options
  2. Tap on Subtitle Style.

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  3. This will bring you to your device's subtitle settings. Ensure that the setting is turned On at the top.

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  4. To preview subtitle appearance, you can refer to the sample subtitles "Captions will look like this"
    • Language: Select the language in which you want captions to appear
    • Text size: Select the size for your caption text
    • Caption style: Select the style and color for your caption text and background

For subtitles without any background

  1. Tap on Caption style Custom. A whole list of other custom options will appear.
  2. Scroll down to Background color None
Roku

How do I turn subtitles on/off?

There are two ways to turn the subtitles on or off. You can do this by visiting the Roku device settings and within the app.

On the Roku device Main Menu:

  1. Go to Settings. 
  2. To open the captions menu, select Accessibility. If Accessibility is not listed, select Captions. 
  3. Select Captions Mode.
  4. Choose between <Off>, <On> and <On Replay>.

Within the Viki app: 

  1. Go to the video. 
  2. Once it starts, press * (asterisk). 
  3. The video will pause and a pop-up menu will appear.
  4. Choose between <Off>, <On> and <On Replay>.
  5. Set the language preferred from the Closed Captioning option.

Note: On Replay will only show subtitles when you press the replay button on your remote. Use this option if you feel comfortable with the video audio language. You can use the replay button and the last 10 seconds will replay with subtitles.

After you turn subtitles on or off, the setting will remain. You will not have to turn them on or off again.


How do I change the appearance of the subtitles?

Learn how to manage your subtitle appearance on Roku here.

Apple TV

How do I turn subtitles on/off?

Follow the steps below to set the subtitles language and to turn off the subtitles:

  1. From the video page, with the remote, slide down on the touch feature to bring down the ‘Info’, ‘Subtitles’ and ‘Audio’ bar at the top of the screen.
  2. Slide to the ‘Subtitles’ tab and select the language of your choice. English should be chosen as a default if the device is set in English. You can slide left or right to choose your preferred subtitle language or turn off the subtitles.
  3. You can also set/change the subtitles language by going to ‘Settings’ on the Viki homepage. Slide down on the touch feature and select the ‘Subtitle Language’ tab to set/change the subtitle language to your preferred language.

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How do I change the appearance of the subtitles?

Learn how to manage your subtitle appearance on Apple TV here.

Android TV

How do I turn subtitles on/off?

Follow the steps below to turn on/off the subtitles and to set the subtitles language:

  1. On the video player, click on cc_androidtv.png for subtitle options.
  2. Select your preferred subtitle language from the list of available subtitles to turn the subtitles on. 
  3. Select "OFF" to turn off subtitles.

How do I change the appearance of the subtitles? 

  1. To change your subtitles appearance, on the video player, select cc_androidtv.png and go to ‘Subtitle Size, Font and Color’. 
  2. You can set the subtitles to your preferred style:
    • Font size
    • Font style
    • Font colour and opacity
    • Text box background colour
Fire TV

How do I turn subtitles on/off?

Follow the steps below to turn on/off the subtitles and to set the subtitles language:

  1. On the video player, select cc_androidtv.png for subtitle options.
  2. Select your preferred subtitle language from the list of available subtitles to turn the subtitles on.
  3. Select "OFF" to turn off subtitles.

How do I change the appearance of the subtitles? 

At the moment, you can only change the appearance of the subtitles on Fire TV on the device settings. 

To change your subtitles appearance, on the main Amazon Apps page:

    1. Go to ‘Settings'
    2. Select 'Accessibility'
    3. Select 'Subtitles'

You can set the subtitles to your preferred style:

      • Font size
      • Font style
      • Colour and opacity 
      • Text box background colour

 

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