How to Manage Subtitles on Disney Plus [All Major Devices]

From the start, Disney Plus has taken the streaming industry by storm. The introduction of a streaming service is not surprising given the amount and volume of content included, and the fact that it was all available at an affordable price.

In terms of settings, there isn’t much you can do with Disney Plus. This article covers all the nuances of subtitles and provides tips on how to make them fit your viewing preferences.

How to turn Disney Plus subtitles on and off

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Enabling and disabling subtitles in Disney Plus is very simple. The following sections provide quick start guides for various devices, including smartphones and smart TVs.

Manage Disney subtitles on a Firestick device

  • Select the movie or series you want to watch and turn it on. With playback on, press the Up button on the remote control to bring up the menu icon and select it.
  • The option “Subtitles” will appear in the menu, navigate to it and press the select button to choose between “On” and “Off”. After that, you need to press the back button to exit the playback mode.
Manage Subtitles for Disney Plus [All Major Devices]

Manage Disney subtitles on your Roku device

  • Again, you start by choosing the content you want to watch. Then go to the content description page and select “Options” or “Audio and Subtitles”. Of course, you navigate with the Roku remote or press the corresponding icon in the desktop client or app.
  • From the menu, select “Subtitles” or “Closed Captions” on. on or off and press the back button to return.
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In addition, you can manage your subtitles for all apps in the Roku settings menu; here’s how.

  • On the Roku homepage, scroll down and select “Settings”.
  • Then scroll down the Settings menu and tap on Accessibility.
  • Here you can select the subtitle mode, preferred subtitle language and subtitle style.
  • For example, to manage subtitles, simply click Subtitle Mode and select Off, On. Always” and “On. repeat.”
  • The other two options allow you to select your preferred subtitle language and appearance.

There are several options to choose from; It may be helpful to take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the menu.

Disney subtitles on the new Rokus are a key tip

  • Press the Up or Down button on the remote control to open the Advanced menu and select Audio and Subtitles. The other steps are the same and this is the faster way.

You should also be aware that the new Rokus allow you to disable subtitles during playback.

Disney subtitles on Android or iPhone

  • Play a movie or show and tap the screen of your device. This step applies to all Android and iOS devices, including the iPad.
  • After that, Android users should see the chat icon in the top right corner of the screen. For iOS users, there is a diversity icon at the top right of the screen.
  • Either way, you click on the icon and select the “Subtitles and Audio” options, then click the menu under the “Subtitles” section to turn them on and off.
  • Press the X in the top right corner of the screen to return to playback.
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Disney subtitles on PC

This method assumes that you are accessing Disney Plus through a browser. If so, then the streaming service has the same interface, regardless of the operating system and computer you are using.

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To enable or disable subtitles, you need to click on the menu icon located at the top right of the main window. This process will take you to the Audio & Subtitles menu where you can also select your preferred language.

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If you want to turn off subtitles, be sure to select the appropriate option in the Subtitles section.

Disney subtitles on Smart TV (Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Sony, Vizio)

Being able to install and use Disney Plus right on your Smart TV is great, but how do you manage subtitles? Below you will get tips for some of the most popular smart TV brands.

Samsung

Launch the Disney Plus app, select the content you want to watch and hit the play button. Now press the up arrow twice to open the language box at the top right corner of the screen and navigate using the remote control.

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After that, press the select button and go to the “Audio and Subtitles” menu. In the “Subtitles” section, select “Off” or select the desired subtitle language.

LG

Grab the LG remote and press the home button. The settings gear should appear on the top right side of the screen. Select it and navigate to the “Accessibility” section, then select “Subtitles”.

Make sure the Subtitles section is highlighted, and then turn subtitles on or off. This action turns on subtitles for the TV. You then need to launch the app for whatever content you want to watch and repeat the steps.

Panasonic

Turning subtitles on and off is done from the Panasonic remote control. There is a special button labeled STTL/AD or STTL. The location of the button varies, but it is usually located in the middle of the remote, right above the Vol and CH keys.

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Pressing a button can turn subtitles on and off instantly. But in some newer models, it activates the subtitle menu with additional options. If you just want to disable or enable them, go to the appropriate section and make your choice.

Finally, make sure Disney Plus has subtitles turned on as well.

Sony

Grab the remote and press the Home button and then select Settings. The subtitle option is at the bottom of the screen. For some reason, Sony prefers to use the briefcase icon instead of the standard gear.

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Once inside, select the Digital Adjustment option and press the center button to confirm. Go to the subtitle setting and press the center button again. You can now set your Smart TV subtitle preference and do the same with Disney Plus.

Double-tap the Home button if you want to return to your last content source.

Vizio

Press the Menu button on your Vizio remote, usually located above the navigation keys at the top of the device, to activate subtitles.

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Use the arrows to navigate to the “Closed Captions” option and press the “OK” button to confirm. You can use the left and right arrows inside the menu to turn subtitles on and off.

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The closed caption menu also contains analog and digital closed captions and digital style. For your intents and purposes, it’s best to leave them at their defaults.

There is also a CC button on the remote and it should activate or deactivate subtitles with a single press. However, be sure to enable subtitles in the Disney Plus app itself.

Additional FAQs

It’s obvious by now how easy it is to enable or disable Disney Plus subtitles on any device. What’s more, this option usually works without a hitch. However, there are some special settings and troubleshooting options that you should be aware of.

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Can I change the subtitle language?

Quick answer: yes, you can, and you already know how. When you get to the Audio & Subtitles menu, use the arrow keys on your remote to navigate to the right. Then choose your preferred language from the list and make sure it’s checked.

Most Disney Plus content supports over twenty different subtitle languages. However, some exotic fonts and letters may not be available.

Either way, you should see a preview of the subtitle language once you’ve made your choice.

The subtitles keep coming back. What can I do?

Once turned off, subtitles should remain off during playback. But this is not always the case, especially with some streaming gadgets and smart TVs.

To find the culprit, you should double check the settings in the app. That is, make sure Disney Plus subtitles are turned off. Then proceed to check the option on your Roku, Firestick, or any other streaming gadget you may have.

You can then resume playback to determine if the subtitles have disappeared. Sometimes this doesn’t help and you need to adjust your TV settings.

Keep in mind that turning off subtitles on streaming devices and TVs applies to everyone, not just specific content. And the Disney Plus app should be able to override them to prevent annoying issues.

Is it possible to change the text size?

Yes, you can adjust the text size. In the Subtitles/Closed Captions menu, you can find different text sizes expressed as percentages. All you have to do is select the percentage you want and the subtitles will automatically scale to that. But there is one catch.

Depending on the device you are using, text may appear too large or too small. For example, this problem often occurs on some Android smartphones.

On the other hand, if your streaming device allows you to change the overall text size, you won’t need to mess with the Disney Plus settings.

For example, if you are using an iPhone or Android device, go to accessibility settings on your device. From here, you can customize the font, size, and even color of the subtitles in most cases. The same options are available on Xbox and PS4/5 in the Closed Captioning settings.

Can the font size be changed?

Of course, you can easily change the font size in the Disney Plus Audio & Subtitles settings. Not only that, but the menu allows you to change the font color, opacity, and edge style.

To access this option, navigate to the “Audio and Subtitles” section and select “Settings”. Select the desired font size from the appropriate tab and check the preview in the window at the top of the menu.

For some devices, such as the Xbox One, you may need to use a much larger font than the original.

My subtitles are not syncing properly. What can I do?

First, know that this is not a common issue with Disney Plus. All content is subtitled at a frame rate that matches the frame rate of the video. Therefore, a quick restart of either playback or the application itself usually resolves the issue.

Some streaming devices may also allow you to manually change the frame rate, which may temporarily fix the issue. But as the video plays, the subtitles may become out of sync again. This doubles if you are trying to use third party subtitles.

When streaming content through mobile devices, you must ensure that the operating system and application are up to date. Otherwise, the subtitles may lag behind the audio and vice versa.

Binge Streaming – subtitles included

Disney Plus has left no stone unturned when it comes to managing subtitles. Access is easy, regardless of the device used. In addition, the settings menu is difficult to compete. The only limitation is text size on some devices.

What Disney Plus content do you enjoy the most? Did you have problems downloading subtitles? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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