How to Turn Off Netflix Subtitles on Any Device

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February 2, 2024

Subtitles are essential on streaming platforms like Netflix. For Netflix users, you can easily adjust subtitles, captions, and audio language settings. Depending on your device and location, Netflix offers 5-7 language options for TV, while for iPhone, iPad, Android, and web browsers, you can see all available languages for a show.

Using subtitles is handy for non-native language content or noisy surroundings. However, if you find subtitles unnecessary or distracting, especially on devices with smaller screens, you can easily turn them off. This article guides you on how to do that on different devices. Note that some content may still have closed captions even with subtitles turned off if it’s in a different language from the original.

On iPhone, iPad, and Andriod Devices

Step 1. Open the Netflix app on your iOS or Android device, and play a TV show or movie.

Step 2. While the video is playing, tap the screen to show the playback settings menu.

Step 3.  At the bottom of the screen, select Audio & Subtitles the dialogue icon).

Step 4. The Audio and Subtitles options will pop up. Select Off under Subtitles.

On Windows Computer

Step 1. Launch the Netflix application on your Windows device and begin playing a TV show or movie.

Step 2. As the video is playing, click the screen to reveal the playback settings menu.

Step 3. In the top-right corner of the screen, click on Audio & Subtitles (the dialogue icon  ).

Step 4. On the Audio and Subtitles options menu, choose Off under the Subtitles category to disable them.

On Macbook

Although there is no Netflix app for MacOS users, you can still watch Netflix on your Mac computer through a web browser such as Safari, Google Chrome, or Microsoft Edge. If you wish to disable Netflix subtitles while using the web player, follow these steps:

Step 1. Go to on your Mac web browser and log in to your account.

Step 2. While playing a TV show or movie, click the screen and select Audio & Subtitles   on the bottom right.

Step 3. Choose Off under the Subtitles category on the pop-up Audio and Subtitle options menu.

On Smart TV, Roku and Streaming Devices

Step 1. Open Netflix on your Smart TV and select a TV show or movie.

Step 2. Begin playing the video and press the up or down arrow on the remote.

Step 3. Language options will appear at the bottom without the icon. Select Other to see all language options.

Step 4. Set subtitles to Off to disable them.

On Apple TV

Step 1: Launch Netflix on your Apple TV and play a TV show or movie.

Step 2. While the TV show or movie plays, 

  • On Apple TV 2 or Apple TV 3: Hold down the center button on the Apple TV remote
  • On Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K: Swipe down on the Apple TV remote

Step 3. Language options will appear and select Off under subtitles.

On PlayStation and Xbox gaming systems

Step 1. Go to Netflix and select a TV show or movie you want to play.

Step 2. Press the Down arrow on your controller when your video is playing.

Step 3. Find and select Audio & Subtitles .

Step 4. Choose Off under the Subtitles.

How to download Netflix titles to MP4 with subtitles?

Netflix downloads are only available to subscribers of ad-free plans. You are limited to downloading titles just on mobile devices, Windows 10/11 tablets or computers, Chromebooks, and Chromebox computers from the Netflix app. When it comes to downloads, Netflix typically offers the two most relevant languages.

If you’re interested in downloading Netflix titles using an ad-supported membership or want to watch them offline on Mac or other devices, you can make use of Pazu Netflix Video Downloader. This tool lets you bypass the download limitations and enjoy your content more conveniently. Additionally, it grants you the freedom to select subtitles and audio languages during the download process.

Pazu Netflix Video Downloader is a desktop program for Netflix users to download movies and TV shows directly, without requiring the Netflix app. It effectively bypasses the DRM protection from Netflix, allowing you to download content in MP4 and MKV formats. The converted files maintain high quality, up to 1080p, and retain the original subtitles and audio tracks. Additionally, it removes all Netflix download limitations, such as expiration issues and device restrictions. This means you can easily transfer and enjoy the downloaded files on any compatible device of your choice.

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Netflix Video Downloader

Download Netflix movies & TV shows to MP4 with HD quality. 

  • Download movies & TV shows from Netflix.
  • Download videos in 1080P.
  • Preserve audio tracks and subtitles.
  • Fast downloading speed.

Step 1. Launch Pazu Netflix Video Downloader

Download, install, and launch Pazu Netflix Video Downloader on your Mac or Windows. Log in to your Netflix account.

Click the key icon and enter your registration code to unlock the full version of the downloader if you have purchased a registration. If you haven’t, go ahead with the free trial version.

Netflix video downloader

Step 2. Add Netflix movies/TV shows

Search for a show or movie you want to download from Netflix.

add movies or shows

Step 3. Choose video format/quality

Click the gear icon on the top right corner to choose the video formats and settings such as:

  • Video format: MP4 or MKV
  • Video codec: H264 or H265
  • Audio language: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
  • Subtitle language: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
video settings

Step 4. Start to Download Netflix videos

Click the Download icon on the right of the title you want to download.

As you can see from the screenshot, all episodes are checked by default. Uncheck those episodes you don’t want to download if there are any.

select episodes

You can also click the three lines and gear icon to choose audio/subtitle languages for each episode. To close the window, click the OK button.

episode settings

Click the Download button on the bottom right corner. The downloading begins.

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After downloading, click History and find the video in MP4 format. You can now transfer the downloaded videos and watch them whenever you want.