Netflix CC subtitles on Apple TV: Turn on or off

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How can I activate or insert the sottotitoli Netflix CC su Apple TV? What steps should I follow to set up Netflix subtitles on my Apple TV? What are CC subtitles and how do I enable them?

In case you don't know what Apple TV is and how it works, this is the new baby of the Apple family. It is a digital receiver which aims to play all kinds of multimedia content. These contents may vary from service of Apple TV movies and series a services such as iTunes, YouTube, Spotify or Netflix.



Enjoying Netflix programming on your Apple TV is extremely simple. In addition, thanks to the advanced technology used by the Apple TV device, you can activate, disable or put Netflix CC subtitles.

How do you put subtitles on an Apple TV?

The first step for activate, disable or enter Netflix CC subtitles on Apple TV is to download and install Netflix on Apple TV. You can download the movie service after setting up your home network on your Apple TV device.

Next you have to enter yours account with your email and password. With the help of your remote control or mobile device, you have to go to the “General” section, in this a series of options will appear, among which you have to select “Accessibility”.

Once that you are in "Accessibility", you can access the “Enable and configure optional subtitles for people with hearing impairments” menu. Another way this option may appear is “Enable and configure subtitles, CC or SDH”. In this you can choose the language in which you want the subtitles to appear.


Se you have a 4K generation Apple TV, you can also access the subtitle settings. Once you have enabled subtitles for your Netflix programming, you can turn them off by clicking the “Disable” box.


How to make subtitles look bigger on Netflix

Once you've managed to put subtitles in any language and turn them on, off or put them on your Apple TV device, you can change their style, size and appearance. This will depend on the type of Apple TV you have.

To change the appearance, size, style, color and position of subtitles in Netflix on Apple TV 2 or Apple TV 3, you need to have an up-to-date software version. This version must be 5.0 or later.

You can start configuring them by going to the “Settings” section and clicking on the option called “General”. Under "General" you will see a number of options, among which it is necessary to identify “Enable and configure optional subtitles for people with hearing disabilities”.

In this section you can change the style, size, typography, position (top of the screen or bottom). Remember to always save your settings once you have finished making changes.

If you have a Apple TV 4K device, the configuration of the subtitle appearance is quite similar, the difference is you must have a tvOS 9.0 or above installed and working.

Among the new features included in the Apple TV 4 is the ability to customize the appearance of subtitles. In addition to other features that will help people with hearing or visual disabilities a enjoy the best form of the movie or series.


Easily change the subtitle language on your Apple TV

If you have a 4K or HD Apple TV, changing the subtitle language is something you can do without any problems. You just have to do slide your finger down on the remote control and select “Subtitles”. Next you will need to select the language in which you want to see the subtitles. Likewise, you can turn subtitles on and off on your Apple TV quickly and easily.


Customize the subtitles of your Netflix account step by step

We will customize the subtitles of our Netflix account from a web browser, so that the changes are reflected on any device we access. The process is very simple, just follow the steps below:

  1. We will log into our Netflix account from a web browser.
  2. We will select ours Profile.
  3. In 'Appearance of subtitles' we will select 'Change'.
  4. Change / customize subtitle appearance and appearance options.
  5. Save the changes.
  6. Log into the Netflix app on the device you prefer.

In the case of televisions, we will have to follow the following path in the Netflix app: “Settings”> “Assistance”> “Charging” in so that the changes are available this way.

How to use alternative audio for the hearing impaired on Netflix

On Apple TV it is very easy to turn on alternative audio for people with hearing impairments. This is done through the "Accessibility" section which we will find in the "General" menu of our Netflix account. On the other hand, we can also activate it directly with the control of our Apple TV.


For this we will have to log into our Netflix account and select a movie or series of our preference. Similarly, we will have to perform the following steps in based on the Apple TV model.

In the models Apple TV 2 e 3 we will have to hold down the central button of our remote control. While in the models Apple TV 4 and 4K we will have to scroll down on the remote. This will bring up a menu at the top or bottom of the screen where we will select ‘Dialog’.

The available language options and alternate audio will be displayed. This way we can activate and deactivate this Netflix feature.


Frequent problems

In case it is not possible to activate, deactivate or enter Netflix CC subtitles on your Apple TV, there are several solutions you can apply. The main and most effective is the one recommended by the Netflix company itself.

It consists in restarting the home network, for this you need to disconnect the home network and the Apple TV device for about 2 minutes. Then you need to reconnect each of the devices.

Likewise, it is recommended to restart the Internet service. To do this, you just need to turn off the modem and the wireless router for another 2 minutes. This way, when you log into Netflix again, subtitles will already have been enabled.


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