How to turn off subtitles in Netflix permanently?

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No matter from which country you comes from and which is your first language, as Netflix viewer you are always find video contents with subtitle. To no shock subtitles are a priceless addition to video content of all types. Subtitles can help viewers boost their English-language adeptness by serving them to be aware of slang, accents, and other nuances of language. People sometimes like to read the subtitles as they listen to the dialogues, but not every time they put a movie on. So certainly, you aren’t at all required to put these subtitles on. Hence for now a question comes that how to get rid of these subtitles appearing on your device’s screen. Read till the end to know how to turn off subtitles in Netflix permanently.

What are Subtitles and do you really need them?

Subtitles, quite common and familiar, are a translated edition of a video’s transcript, meant to give the watcher an instantaneous experience of what is going-on on screen. Subtitles are text derivative from either a transcription or script of the dialogue or commentary in films, television shows, video games, and the similar video content. These by and large appeared at the bottom of the screen, but as an exception can also be at the top incase if already some other text is placed at the bottom. 

Yes, you do: Subtitles make videos easier to get to a wider audience, including foreign-language speakers, hard-of-hearing individuals, and individuals with ADHD, autism, and dyslexia beside anyone other who can’t watch a video with sound. On the technical front subtitles also help in boosting SEO for content producers. Additionally a few people are more visual learners, and prefer to watch videos with subtitles to help them retain the information in a better way.

Sorry, No way: On the contrary to afore-mentioned benefits there is a huge junk of audience that did not prefer subtitles. As for them the subtitles may distract one from the film’s action and at times breaks the continuity. Relating to the visual experience some of the emotion conveyed in the dialogue may get vanished when convert in the written form. Also for the people watching, if they are well-versed with the language of the video there is all possibility of them getting tempted to check on the translation and see how good (or bad) it is which may push them away from the film.

What’s Netflix?

Netflix is a streaming service that allows subscribed members an access to TV shows and movies without commercial breaks on an internet-enabled device (may it be smart TVs, game consoles, streaming media players, set-top boxes, smartphones, and tablets). Netflix can even be watched on computer using an internet browser. 

The pre uploaded video content on Netflix can be easily downloaded to iOS, Android, or Windows 10 device and watched later without an active internet connection.

Netflix allows user to change the subtitles, captions, and alternate audio for many TV shows and movies. By its default function and based on location and language settings Netflix displays the 5-7 most relevant languages to select from. In case of downloads, Netflix displays the 2 most relevant languages based on viewership.

How to Turn Off Subtitles on Netflix Permanently

If one wants to turn off subtitles on Netflix permanently, it is quite possible to do so! The option is always available no worry what device one is using to watch Netflix.

How to Turn off Subtitles in Netflix in a Web Browser?

If you watch Netflix on your desktop or laptop using a web browser, you can find the option to turn off the subtitles at the bottom of the media you’re streaming.

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  1. Hover the cursor and playback options will appear at the bottom of video. There you will find a bubble icon it has audio & subtitle options, just click on it.
  2. Now, under the subtitle menu, click off. As soon as you do this, subtitles will vanish from your existing movie or series, also it will get permanently turned off for all the other media.

The next time you boot your system or watch another movie the change should remain the same.

How to turn off Subtitles in Netflix on Mobile

If you watch Netflix on your phone, whether it is an Android or iOS, you can simply turn off subtitles from playback area only.

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  1. Tap anywhere on the playback screen and you will see option to pause your video and also at the bottom you can find a menu to adjust speed, lock the video and change audio & subtitles.
  2. Tap audio & subtitles.
  3. Under the subtitle section, select off and tap apply

Turn off Netflix Subtitles on other devices

If you watch Netflix from devices like consoles, streaming sticks, TV boxes and Blu-ray, below steps will help you to turn off subtitles in Netflix.

  1. On your remote or controller, press ok button or any directorial button that reveals the playback options on screen.
  2. Now navigate to audio & subtitles (speech bubble icon) & select  it.
  3. Select off option under subtitles menu.

What if subtitles still not going away?

If you have tried all the above steps and still subtitles won’t go away, it means there is a bug. Yes Netflix is aware of it and is working on a fix. But they’re surely annoying as you keep turning subtitles off and they show up again when you open another video. To fix this, you can check if an update is available for Netflix app. Or you can uninstall Netflix and install it again. You can update the app from play store or any other app console of device. If still not fixed, just wait for Netflix to provide an update. Subtitles can be quite handy in a situation where lowered level of audio is required. However, they aren’t for all time needed and these simple and steps will help you put them out of action for. You can also practice these steps for the reversal of the same as and when the need arises.


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