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How to Fix It When Roku Closed Captioning Won’t Turn On

Learn how to turn on subtitles when you’re not working

Using subtitles is fine if you are hard of hearing, prefer to read what people say, don’t understand the language, etc. It helps. Here’s how to replay subtitles on a Roku.

The most likely “fix” for non-working subtitles is to learn how they work; Surprisingly, there are multiple ways to enable subtitles on Roku depending on the app you are using.

How to enable subtitles on Roku?

There is an option in Roku settings that you need to enable for subtitles to work:

These instructions cover the standard way to enable subtitles on a Roku. This will turn on system-wide subtitles, so you’ll need to go to device settings to turn it on. Some streaming services, however, check subtitles in their apps, so if this method doesn’t work, be sure to see the other tips at the bottom of this page.

Press the home button to access the home screen.

to go Settings > Accessibility > subtitle mode.

If you don’t see Accessibility, Subtitles To open the subtitle menu

Choose always open.

What to do if Roku subtitles aren’t working

Enabling subtitles is as simple as the steps above reveal. However, the subtitles may not work as expected due to a software issue or an application that uses its own subtitle options.

Make sure Roku’s subtitles setting is turned on. It seems open, but they may have been disabled without you realizing it.

Follow the steps outlined above to verify that subtitles are enabled. If you already have them, turn them off, restart Roku, then turn them back on.

Do not skip this step. Even if the subtitles are already activated, a restart may be enough to make them appear. do it through Settings > system > system restart > To restart.

Verify that legend styles are not customized to display correctly. They may be working fine, but you don’t see them very well.

to go Settings > Accessibility > subtitle styleand step on it Font size, text color, Text opacityand other related options, adjust them as needed.

Roku Subtitle Style Menu Options

Use the app’s built-in caption control, if available. For example, if you’re on YouTube, press the up arrow using your Roku remote until you reach the small menu just above the progress bar. Select the Subtitles button and choose an option from this menu, for example: English (self-generated).

Other apps are different, like Netflix for example, you have to press the button. down arrow There is a sample option on the remote to use the menu English [Original] Subtitle.

Netflix Roku App Subtitles Menu

If possible, use the captions button on the mobile app. If your Roku remote or TV app doesn’t let you turn on subtitles, and the service you’re using has a mobile app that supports Roku, look for an option here.

Streaming services like Netflix and YouTube have mobile apps for streaming videos to TV via Roku. When you do this, subtitle playback and control is available directly from the app.

youtube one information Click the button and there is a similar option in the Netflix app and other streaming apps.

How to Stream from Your Device to Roku

As in the previous step, try publishing from the service’s desktop site. If it’s not possible to enable subtitles through the Roku app or mobile app, there’s likely an option through the desktop site.

YouTube subtitle options

YouTube subtitle options.

Check for a Roku update. A bug may be to blame and the only way to fix it is with a system update.

Update checks happen automatically, but you can also check manually. Settings > system > system update > check now.

Reset your Roku. A problem with subtitles is purely software-related, so if none of the above fixes the problem, your last option is to completely reset the software.


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How to Fix It When Roku Closed Captioning Won’t Turn On

Figure out how to activate closed captioning when it’s not working

Closed captioning is helpful you’re hard of hearing, prefer to read what people are saying, are unable to understand the language, etc. Here’s how to get closed captioning working again on a Roku.

The most likely “fix” for closed captions not working is to learn how they work—there are, surprisingly, a few ways to enable subtitles on the Roku, depending on the app you’re using.

How Do I Activate Closed Captions on Roku?

There’s an option in the Roku settings which you need to enable for closed captioning to work:

These instructions cover the standard way to enable subtitles on a Roku. Doing this turns on the system-wide captions, hence why you need to go into the device’s settings to enable it. However, some streaming services control captions within their apps, so if this method doesn’t work, be sure to see the other tips at the bottom of this page.

Press the home button to go to the home screen.

Go to Settings > Accessibility > Captions mode.

If you don’t see Accessibility, select Captions to open the captions menu.

Choose On always.

What to Do When Roku Closed Captions Aren’t Working

Enabling closed captions is just as simple as the above steps make it out to be. However, captions might still not work as you expect, either because of a software glitch or an app that uses its own subtitle options.

Make sure the Roku’s closed captioning setting is toggled on. It seems obvious, but they might have been turned off without you realizing it.

Follow the steps outlined above to confirm captions are enabled. If they already are, shut them off, reboot the Roku, and then turn them back on.

Don’t skip over this step. Even if captions are already enabled, a reboot might be all that’s needed to get them to show up. Do this through Settings > System > System restart > Restart.

Verify the caption styles aren’t customized to the point they aren’t showing up correctly. They may be working just fine, but you can’t see them very well.

Go to Settings > Accessibility > Captions style, and walk through the Text size, Text color, Text opacity, and other relevant options, adjusting them as needed.

Use the app’s built-in closed captioning control if it has one. For example, if you’re on YouTube, press the up arrow using the Roku remote until you reach the small menu right above the progress bar. Select the captions button and choose an option from that menu, such as English (auto-generated).

Other apps are different, like Netflix’s, where you need to press the down arrow on the remote to use the menu. One example of an option there is English [Original] with Subtitles.

Use the mobile app’s captioning button, if possible. If the Roku remote or TV app won’t let you enable closed captions, and the service you’re using has a mobile app that supports Roku, look for an option there.

Streaming services like Netflix and YouTube have mobile apps to cast video to the TV via the Roku. Playback and subtitle control are available directly from the app when you do this.

YouTube uses a CC button for this purpose, and there’s a similar option on the Netflix app and other streaming apps.

How to Cast to Roku From Your Device

Like the previous step, try casting from the service’s desktop site. If enabling captions via the Roku app or mobile app isn’t possible, there’s likely an option through the desktop site.

YouTube subtitle options.
Check for a Roku update. A bug could be to blame, and the only way to fix that is through a system update.

Update checks occur automatically, but you can also check manually through Settings > System > System update > Check now.

Reset your Roku. An issue with closed captioning is fully software-related, so if none of the above has fixed the problem, a complete software reset is your final option.

#Fix #Roku #Closed #Captioning #Wont #Turn

How to Fix It When Roku Closed Captioning Won’t Turn On

Figure out how to activate closed captioning when it’s not working

Closed captioning is helpful you’re hard of hearing, prefer to read what people are saying, are unable to understand the language, etc. Here’s how to get closed captioning working again on a Roku.

The most likely “fix” for closed captions not working is to learn how they work—there are, surprisingly, a few ways to enable subtitles on the Roku, depending on the app you’re using.

How Do I Activate Closed Captions on Roku?

There’s an option in the Roku settings which you need to enable for closed captioning to work:

These instructions cover the standard way to enable subtitles on a Roku. Doing this turns on the system-wide captions, hence why you need to go into the device’s settings to enable it. However, some streaming services control captions within their apps, so if this method doesn’t work, be sure to see the other tips at the bottom of this page.

Press the home button to go to the home screen.

Go to Settings > Accessibility > Captions mode.

If you don’t see Accessibility, select Captions to open the captions menu.

Choose On always.

What to Do When Roku Closed Captions Aren’t Working

Enabling closed captions is just as simple as the above steps make it out to be. However, captions might still not work as you expect, either because of a software glitch or an app that uses its own subtitle options.

Make sure the Roku’s closed captioning setting is toggled on. It seems obvious, but they might have been turned off without you realizing it.

Follow the steps outlined above to confirm captions are enabled. If they already are, shut them off, reboot the Roku, and then turn them back on.

Don’t skip over this step. Even if captions are already enabled, a reboot might be all that’s needed to get them to show up. Do this through Settings > System > System restart > Restart.

Verify the caption styles aren’t customized to the point they aren’t showing up correctly. They may be working just fine, but you can’t see them very well.

Go to Settings > Accessibility > Captions style, and walk through the Text size, Text color, Text opacity, and other relevant options, adjusting them as needed.

Use the app’s built-in closed captioning control if it has one. For example, if you’re on YouTube, press the up arrow using the Roku remote until you reach the small menu right above the progress bar. Select the captions button and choose an option from that menu, such as English (auto-generated).

Other apps are different, like Netflix’s, where you need to press the down arrow on the remote to use the menu. One example of an option there is English [Original] with Subtitles.

Use the mobile app’s captioning button, if possible. If the Roku remote or TV app won’t let you enable closed captions, and the service you’re using has a mobile app that supports Roku, look for an option there.

Streaming services like Netflix and YouTube have mobile apps to cast video to the TV via the Roku. Playback and subtitle control are available directly from the app when you do this.

YouTube uses a CC button for this purpose, and there’s a similar option on the Netflix app and other streaming apps.

How to Cast to Roku From Your Device

Like the previous step, try casting from the service’s desktop site. If enabling captions via the Roku app or mobile app isn’t possible, there’s likely an option through the desktop site.

YouTube subtitle options.
Check for a Roku update. A bug could be to blame, and the only way to fix that is through a system update.

Update checks occur automatically, but you can also check manually through Settings > System > System update > Check now.

Reset your Roku. An issue with closed captioning is fully software-related, so if none of the above has fixed the problem, a complete software reset is your final option.

#Fix #Roku #Closed #Captioning #Wont #Turn


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