Quick Guide: Turn Off Closed Captions on Netflix

How to Disable Closed Captions on Netflix

As a content creator, you might be keen to explore new TV shows and movies on Netflix, but those pesky closed captions continue to bother you. Even after turning them off manually, they keep appearing on your screen whenever you switch to a new show or movie. It can be distracting and troublesome, especially when you aim to draw inspiration from the on-screen visuals.

Thankfully, disabling closed captions on Netflix is a simple and straightforward process. In this blog post, we will guide you through the steps to remove closed captions from your favorite shows and movies on Netflix.

Step 1: Open Netflix on your browser or device

Before we jump into the details, the first thing you need to do is launch Netflix on your device. You can use any browser, such as Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, or the Netflix app installed on your smartphone or tablet.

Step 2: Choose your profile and click on the settings icon

Once Netflix is loaded, select the profile you want to watch from and click on the settings icon in the top right corner of the screen. It looks like a gear or cogwheel.

Step 3: Open the account settings

From the menu, select “Account” to open your Netflix account settings.

Step 4: Navigate to the “Profile and Parental Controls” section

On the account settings page, scroll down to the “Profile and Parental Controls” section. Here you will find the options to manage your Netflix profile settings.

Step 5: Choose the profile you want to edit

If you have multiple profiles on your account, select the one that you want to edit.

Step 6: Turn off the “Subtitles and Closed Captions” option

Once you select the profile, you will see various options to customize your viewing experience. Look for the “Subtitles and Closed Captions” option and click on the switch to turn it off. This will disable closed captions for all TV shows and movies on your selected profile.

Step 7: Save your changes

Once you turn off the closed captions, make sure to “Save” your changes to apply them to your profile. You can then exit the account settings page and start watching your favorite movies and shows without the distraction of closed captions.

Alternative Method 1: Turn off subtitles and closed captions during playback

If you don’t want to disable closed captions entirely, but only for a particular show or movie, you can do so during playback. Here are the steps:

– Start the show or movie you want to watch
– Click or tap on the “dialogue box” icon (looks like a speech bubble) in the bottom right corner of the screen
– Select “Off” to turn off closed captions
– Press “Esc” on your keyboard or tap outside the dialogue box to exit

Alternative Method 2: Change the subtitle and closed caption settings on your device

If you prefer to manage your subtitle and closed caption settings on your device, you can do that too. Here are the steps:

– Go to your device’s settings menu
– Look for the “Accessibility” or “Captions” section
– Toggle off the “Captioning” or “Subtitles” option
– Save the changes and exit the settings


In summary, getting rid of closed captions on Netflix is a quick and easy process. You can either turn off the “Subtitles and Closed Captions” option in your account settings or adjust the settings during playback or on your device. With these simple steps, you can enjoy an uninterrupted viewing experience on Netflix. Happy streaming!

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