Subtitles are a necessary component for almost any video streaming service, but they are controlled in different ways. The Netflix app on the iPad includes subtitles, but you may be having difficulty determining how to enable them.
Our guide below will show you how to find the option that turns on subtitles in the iPad Netflix app. This is accomplished on the video itself and can be turned on or off as needed.
Turn On Subtitles in the iPad Netflix App
Turning on subtitles for the Netflix app will display the on-screen dialogue as text. This is beneficial when you want to watch a video, but need to turn off the audio, or if you are hearing impaired.
You can, however, follow these steps again and turn the subtitles off if you no longer wish to view them.
Step 1: Open the Netflix app.
Step 2: Browse to the video that you want to watch, then select it to begin viewing.
Step 3: Tap the screen to bring up the controls, then touch the Language Options icon at the top-right of the screen.
Step 4: Select a language for the subtitles.
Now that you know how to enable subtitles in the Netflix app on the iPad, you can toggle this setting on or off based on whether you need it or not.
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