Last updated on March 7th, 2021 at 02:42 am
Disney+ is a subscription video-on-demand streaming service owned and operated by the mega American corporation named The Walt Disney Company, and this article will show you how to enable and customize subtitles on their platform. Disney+ prides itself in being a very inclusive establishment. In a bid to promote that narrative and to be more considerate of multilingual and non-native English speaking customers, as well as those hard of hearing or with any other forms of auditory impairments, Disney+ offers subtitles in multiple languages for the vast majority of the movies and TV shows in its repository.
Without further ado, let us dive straight into the business of the day and see how you can enable and customize subtitles on the Disney+ app both on Windows, Android, iOS, and other platforms like on your PS4 and Xbox One consoles.
Enabling Subtitles on Disney+
Disney+ offers subtitles in various languages for all of its major movies and TV shows. However, because not every user would enjoy watching their favourite TV shows and movies with the subtitles on, the option to disable subtitles exists on Disney+ on all platforms. If you so choose to, you are endowed with the leeway both to disable and enable them while watching movies and TV shows on Disney+ in your web browser, in the Disney+ Android and iOS apps, or on other platforms such as your Apple TV, PS 4, or Xbox One console.
Although the user interface, user experience, and the methods to get different jobs done differ across multiple platforms, Disney+ still offers a relatively similar experience across almost all of their platforms. This ranges from the game consoles to smart TVs, and the web and mobile experience. What this means is that even on the off-chance that your particular preferred platform is not among those listed below, you are more than likely to discover that the following steps highlighted in this article will help you successfully turn on and turn off subtitles on the Disney+ platform.
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Let us begin by discussing how you can enable and/or disable subtitles on the Disney+ web browser platform.
Enabling Disney+ Subtitles In Your Web Browser
In order to turn on or turn off subtitles while using the Disney+ website to stream or watch your favourite movies and TV shows, you will have to start watching something first through Disney+ in your web browser.
The next thing to do at this point is to hover above the movie or TV show that you are playing in your web browser in order to call up the playback controls. A button labelled “Language Controls” should show up in the top right corner of your computer screen when you hover over the screen. Click this button (it is the one shaped like a virtual keyboard). Clicking on this button will conjure up the subtitles and audio options for the video you are currently playing. As a matter of default, the subtitles are always off at first, so the available option before you change it is to toggle the subtitles on.
In order to enable the subtitles, you will need to navigate through and choose one of the languages from the list of languages that is under the Subtitles section. Immediately you select your preferred language, you can go back to your movie or TV show and begin watching it with your preferred subtitle language.
If you wish to turn the subtitles off, you can do the process above all over again, this time choosing the Off option from the list labelled Subtitles instead of the On option (as this option will now be disabled since the subtitles are already on at this point). This will then take the subtitles off your video until you enable them again using the steps highlighted above.
Enabling Disney+ Subtitles On Your iOS and/or Android Devices
If you are streaming or watching content on Disney+ using a device that runs on the iOS or Android operating system, you will discover that the playback screens on these platforms share similarities with the playback interface on the Disney+ web browser version.
In order to enable or disable subtitles on your mobile version of Disney+, you should start off by playing a movie or TV show and then tapping on the Language Controls icon which also looks like a virtual keyboard, just like on the web browser version. Also, just like on the web browser version, this icon is also resident in the top right corner of your mobile device’s screen. From the list that appears after you tap on the Language Controls icon, you can select the preferred subtitle language you would like to use from the section labelled Subtitles.
To disable subtitles on your Disney+ app for iOs or Android, simply repeat the steps above, this time opting for the Off button on the subtitles interface screen.
On All Other Available Platforms (PS 4, Xbox One, and Apple TV)
Different platforms often have differing interfaces. However, this would not prevent you from having access to the menu of available subtitles on the Disney+ app on whatever platform you are using, as long as there is an official Disney+ app for it.
If you want to enable subtitles for Disney+ on your PS 4 or Xbox One, the procedure is pretty identical to the procedure you have to follow in the platforms highlighted above in this article. You can achieve the successful enabling or disabling of subtitles on your gaming console by accessing the language controls icon and selecting your preferred language option from the list of available languages.
If you are watching content on Disney+ from the luxury of an Apple TV, you will first need to swipe down using your remote control. This will grant you access to the playback menu from where you can then choose to turn on or turn off subtitles from the tab named Subtitles.
How To Customize Subtitles on Disney+
Disney+ also gives its users the leeway to edit and customize the subtitles displayed in most of their movies and TV shows. This permits a viewer to change the colour, the font, and the overall look of their subtitles. This is a unique feature which most other video streaming services do not offer their customers.
You should note that you can only customize your subtitles if you are using Disney+ on the web browser platform. To customise your Disney+ subtitles in your web browser, you must first be streaming some content (maybe a TV show or a movie) on the official website of Disney+. While you are watching whatever content you choose to stream, hover your mouse on the computer screen and this will immediately summon the playback controls. You can then click on the Language Controls icon located in the top right corner of your computer screen (remember that this icon is designed to have the shape of a virtual keyboard). This will call up the audio and subtitles options.
Below are the steps that you need to follow if you want to learn how to customize your fonts on Disney+ for your web browser:
- The first step that you need to take is to click on the Settings icon (this is the one designed to look like the gear shape) which is located on the right-hand side of your computer monitor screen.
- In order to customize your Disney+ subtitles, click on the cog icon which represents the settings menu and is located right under the subtitles and audio menu.
- Clicking on this icon will then bring up the Subtitle Styling menu, from which point you can then pick out your favourite fonts from the drop-down menu labelled font. You should take note that any changes that you might make can always be previewed at the upper part of the menu.
Remember that you also have the freedom to determine your preferred font colour, your preferred size, as well as your preferred font opacity in the settings from the options that have been made available to you.
If you wish to make any more changes including changes to your font border, your font background colour, and your font opacity, the Disney+ font customisation feature allows you to do all of these things. You can also customise your window colour and opacity if you so wish to.
If you would like to reset your subtitle settings back to the factory Disney+ settings, you can click on the Reset To Default button which is located at the bottom part of the menu screen. The Reset To Default button is located at the bottom part of the Subtitle Styling menu.
If this detailed step-by-step guide on how to enable, disable and customise subtitles on the Disney+ platform for all your Android, iOS, game consoles and Apple TV devices has been helpful to you, kindly let us know in the comments section below. We really love hearing from you. Enjoy your movies and TV shows, and happy streaming to you!