Article ID : 00243817 / Last Modified : 04/12/2020Print

Closed Caption/Subtitle

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    Subtitles are typically transcriptions of the audio portion of content displayed on the TV screen. They include sound effects and scenic narration, but whether non-speech elements are available depends on the content.

    Display subtitles on the TV screen

    The subtitle feature is enabled by pressing the SUBTITLE (CC) button on the TV remote control.
    Content for which subtitles are available are as follows:

    • TV broadcasts: Subtitles may not be available for some TV broadcasts.
    • Apps: Whether a given app supports the subtitle feature depends on the app. As of February 2020, Google Play Movies & TV does support the subtitle feature. Some apps, such as Netflix, enable subtitles by using their own setting menu instead of pressing the SUBTITLE (CC) button on the TV remote control. In addition, some apps can change the text size and color.
      • Visit the support site of the apps for detailed information, including how to enable features.
      • As of February 2020, the above information is confirmed. The specifications of Google Play Movies & TV and Netflix are subject to change without notice.