Whether you are having trouble hearing the audio from TV shows or movies, or you are in a public place and don’t have headphones, closed captions can be very useful.
The Hulu app on your iPhone has some of the best content you will find on a streaming service, so it’s likely that you may be wondering how to use closed captions in that app.
Our tutorial below will show you how to enable Closed Captioning in Hulu Plus on the iPhone 5 in iOS 7.
How to Use Closed Captions in the iPhone Hulu App
- Open Hulu.
- Select a video and start playing it.
- Touch the screen.
- Tap the screen and choose the gear icon.
- Enable Subtitles and choose a language.
Our guide continues below with additional information on how to enable Closed Captioning in Hulu Plus on the iPhone 5 in iOS 7, including pictures of these steps.
Many of the more popular video streaming services include the ability to turn on closed captioning so that you can view subtitles at the bottom of your screen. Hulu Plus is one of the video streaming services with a closed captioning option, and you can enable it on your iPhone.
But the option to do so is not immediately obvious, so you might be having trouble turning it on. Fortunately, you can enable Hulu’s closed captioning using the short guide below.
How to Turn on Closed Captioning for Hulu Plus on the iPhone (Guide with Pictures)
The steps below were performed on an iPhone 5 in iOS 7. Other versions of iOS may look different.
This tutorial will assume that you have installed the Hulu Plus app on your iPhone, and that you have configured it with a valid Hulu Plus account.
Step 1: Launch the Hulu Plus app.
Step 2: Select the video that you want to watch with closed captioning on your iPhone and wait for it to start playing.
Step 3: Touch the screen to view the on-screen controls, then touch the globe icon at the right side of the screen.
Step 4: Select your preferred language option.
Note that the available closed captioning options can vary based on your location, your device settings, and the video that you are watching.
You should now see your closed captioning at the bottom of the screen, as in the image below.
You can turn off the closed captioning at any time by following steps 3 and 4 again and selecting the Off option.
Now that you know how to enable Closed Captioning in Hulu Plus on the iPhone 5 in iOS 7, you will be able to toggle this setting on or off based on whether or not you are in a situation that requires close captioning.
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