Article ID : 00204655 / Last Modified : 12/03/2019

Display Closed Captions / Subtitles for TV broadcasts and internet video services on your TV

    IMPORTANT: This article applies only to specific products and/or operating systems. Check Applicable Products and Categories for details.

    Closed Captions 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 closed captions on the TV screen

    Press the CC or Subtitle button on the supplied remote control to enable the Closed Caption (CC) feature. This feature is available on TV broadcasts, movies, Google Play™ Movies & TV app, and other apps.

    • Closed caption may not be available for some cable broadcasts, movies, and apps.
    • Some apps, such as Netflix, use their own setting menu to enable Closed Caption.
    • Some apps support text size and color changes.
      • Visit the support site for the apps for more information on how to enable other features.

    Note: The specifications of the Google Play Movies & TV app are subject to change without prior notice.

    Customize closed captions for TV broadcasts

    1. On the supplied remote control, press the HOME button.
    2. Select Settings at the upper right corner of the Home screen and press the Enter button.
      Note: For Android™ 7.0, Select Settings at the lower corner of the Home screen and press the Enter button.
    3. For Android 9: Press the Down arrow button to select Device Preferences, and press the Enter button.
    4. Press the Down arrow button to select Accessibility, and press the Enter button.
    5. Select Captions and press the Enter button.
    6. Select Cable/Antenna and press the Enter button.
    7. Press the Down arrow button to select Digital CC options, and press the Enter button.
    8. Press the Down arrow button to select Custom, and press the Enter button.
    9. Select your preferred feature on the screen.
      • Character size
      • Character style
      • Character color
      • Character opacity
        • Only available after you select a character color.
      • Edge type
      • Edge color
        • Only available after you select Edge type
      • Background color
      • Background opacity
        • Only available after you select a background color.
      • Window color
      • Window opacity
        • Only available after you select Window color

    Enable closed captions for streaming & other content

    1. Press the Home button on your TV remote control.
    2. Select Settings at the upper right corner of the Home screen and press the Enter button.
      Note: For Android 7.0, Select Settings at the lower corner of the Home screen and press the Enter button.
    3. For Android 9: Press the Down arrow button to select Device Preferences, and press the Enter button.
    4. Press the Down arrow button to select Accessibility, and press the Enter button.
    5. Select Captions and press the Enter button.
    6. Press the Down arrow button to select Streaming & other content, and press the Enter button.
    7. Select Display and press the Enter button.

    Note:

    • You can also change the Language, Text size, and color of the text under the Captions menu.
    • IMPORTANT: You may be able to change the text size on some apps using this menu, but Google Play Movies & TV is the only app that fully supports this feature. This information is subject to change without prior notice.