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

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Early on, Disney Plus took the streaming industry by storm. This decision was not surprising, given the amount and breadth of content included, and the fact that it all came at an affordable price.

In terms of customization, there's not much you can't do with Disney Plus. This article explores all the nuances of subtitles and provides tips for tailoring them to your viewing preferences.


How to turn Disney Plus subtitles on and off

Turning subtitles on and off on Disney Plus is a breeze. The following sections provide a quick guide for various devices, including smartphones and smart TVs.


Disney subtitles on a Firestick device

  1. Pick a movie or show you'd like to watch and play it. When playback is on, click the Up button on your remote to bring up the menu icon and select it.
  2. The Subtitles option appears in the menu, navigate to it and press the select button to choose between On and Off. Once done, you need to press the back button to exit the playback.

Disney subtitles on a Roku device

  1. Again, you start by selecting the content you want to watch. Next, go to the content description page and choose Options ou Audio and subtitles. Of course, you navigate using the Roku remote or click the corresponding icon via the desktop client or app.
  2. From the menu, select Closed Captioning or Closed Captioning On or Off and press the back button to return.

Alternatively, you can manage your subtitles for all apps from the Roku Settings menu, here's how.



  1. On the Roku homepage, scroll down and select Parameters.
  2. Then scroll the Parameters menu and click Reduced mobility.
  3. From there you can choose Subtitle mode, Preferred subtitle language, and Subtitle style.
  4. For example, to manage subtitles, simply click on Subtitle mode and choose from disabled, Always on, and In proofreading.
  5. The other two options allow you to select your preferred subtitle language and appearance.

There are several options to choose from, it may be worth taking a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the menu.

Disney Subtitles on New Rokus – Key Tip

  1. Press the Up or Down button on the remote control to access the More menu and select Audio and subtitles the. The other actions are the same, and this is the fastest way to go.

You should also know that newer Rokus allow you to turn off subtitles during playback.

Disney Subtitles on Android or iPhone

  1. Play a movie or show and tap the device screen. This step applies to all Android and iOS devices – iPads included.
  2. Next, Android users should see a menu icon on the left side of the screen. For iOS users, there is a variety icon in the upper right part of the screen.
  3. Either way, you press the icon and select Subtitle and audio options, then tap the menu under Subtitles to turn them off and on again.
  4. Hit it X in the upper right of the screen to return to playback.

Disney subtitles on PC or Mac

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



To activate or deactivate the subtitles, you must click on the menu icon, located in the upper right part of the main window. This process takes you to the Audio and Subtitles menu, where you can also choose the preferred language.

If you want to disable subtitles, be sure to click on the corresponding option under Subtitles.

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

Being able to install and use Disney Plus directly on your Smart TV is great, but how do you manage subtitles? Below, you'll find 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 double-tap the up arrow to open the language box, located in the upper right sections of the screen, and navigate via remote control.

On it, press the select button and go to the Audio and subtitles menu. Under Subtitles, choose Off or select the subtitle language you want to use.

LG

Get your LG remote and press the Home button. The settings cog should appear in the upper right of the screen. Select it and switch to Accessibility, then choose Subtitle.

Make sure the Subtitles section is highlighted, then choose to disable or enable subtitles. This action enables subtitles for the TV. Then you need to launch the app for any content you want to watch and repeat the steps.


Panasonic

The activation and deactivation of the subtitles is done via the Panasonic remote control. There is a dedicated button, and it is labeled STTL/AD or STTL. The positioning of the button can vary, but it's usually in the middle of the remote, just above the Vol and CH rockers.


Pressing the button can turn subtitles on and off instantly. But with some newer models, it enables subtitle menu with more options. If you just want to disable or enable them, go to the corresponding section and make a selection.

Finally, make sure that subtitles in Disney Plus are also enabled.

Sony

Grab the remote and press the home button, then choose Settings. The subtitles option is at the bottom of the screen. For some reason, Sony prefers to use a briefcase icon instead of the standard cog.

Once inside, select the Digital Set-up option and press the center button to confirm. Go to the subtitles configuration and press the center button again. You can now set the subtitle preference for Smart TV and do the same with Disney Plus.

If you want to go back to the last content source, double tap the Home button.

Vice

To activate subtitles, press the Menu button on the Vizio remote, usually located above the navigation toggles at the top of the device.

Use the arrows to reach the Closed captions option and press the OK button to confirm. In the menu, you can use the left and right arrows to toggle subtitles on and off.

The Subtitles menu also contains analog and digital subtitles and a digital style. For your intentions and goals, it's best to keep them as default.

There's also a CC button on the remote, and it should turn subtitles on or off with a single press. Still, don't forget to enable subtitles in the Disney Plus app itself.

Additional FAQs

Now, it's obvious how easy it is to enable or disable Disney Plus subtitles on any device. Also, this option usually works without problems. However, you should be aware of some specific customizations and troubleshooting options.

Can I change the subtitle language?

The quick answer is yes you can and you already know how to do it. When you access the Audio and Subtitles menu, use the arrow keys on your remote to navigate right. Then choose the preferred language from the list and make sure it is 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 the subtitle language preview as soon as you make the selection.

The subtitles keep coming back. What can I do?

Once disabled during playback, subtitles should remain disabled. But that's not always the case, especially with some streaming gadgets and Smart TVs.

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

Then you can resume playback to determine if the subtitles are gone. Sometimes this does not help and you will have to change the TV settings.

Note that disabling captions on streaming devices and TVs applies to all levels, not just to particular content. And the Disney Plus app should be able to replace them to avoid annoying issues.

Can the text size be adjusted?

Yes, the text size can be adjusted. In the Subtitles/Closed captions menu, you can find different text sizes expressed in percentages. All you have to do is select the desired percentage and the subtitles will automatically adjust to that. But there is a catch.

Depending on the device you are using, the text may appear too big or too small. This is a common occurrence with some Android smartphones, for example.

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

For example, if you're using an iPhone or Android device, go to your device's accessibility settings. From here, you can customize the font, size, and even color of your captions in most cases. The same can be done on an Xbox and PS4/5 in the "Closed Captioning" settings.

Can the font size be changed?

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

To access this option, go to Audio and subtitles and select Settings. Choose the font size you like under the corresponding tab and check the preview in the window at the top of the menu.

For some devices, like the Xbox One, you'll probably need to use a much larger font than the original.

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

Right off the bat, that's not a common problem with Disney Plus. All content has captions at a frame rate that matches the frame rate of the video. Therefore, a quick restart of playback or the app itself usually fixes the problem.

Some streaming devices may also allow you to manually change the frame rate, which may temporarily fix the issue. But as the video progresses, the subtitles may get out of sync again. This doubles if you try 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 might lag behind the audio and vice versa.

Binge Streaming – Subtitles On

When it comes to managing subtitles, Disney Plus spared no effort. Access is easy, no matter what device you use. Additionally, the customization menu is hard to compete with. The only limitation is text size on some devices.

Which Disney Plus content do you prefer? Did you have any problems loading the subtitles? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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