How do I activate Netflix subtitles on a Samsung TV?

nofunick October 27, 2011
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How do I activate Netflix subtitles on a Samsung TV?

  1. Ifrank53
    March 31, 2012 at 2:05 am

    I have a vizio brand tv. Can I access subtitles on this tv?

  2. Shoalrunner
    December 16, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    I had the same problem with a Samsung Blu-Ray player. Come to find can't! 
     As of 2007, subtitles and CC are not mandated by law with the new digital content. (Congress and the FCC really dropped the ball on this one) Samsung has chosen not to support subtitles for streaming content simply because it's not legally required.Bottom line......they don't "have" to - and aren't going to, until forced to do so.

    • Tina
      December 16, 2011 at 9:52 pm

      Thanks for sharing your insight!

    • John Petersen
      February 15, 2012 at 7:33 pm

       Um, subtitles for streaming content have *never* been required by the FCC. The FCC does not have the authority or jurisdiction to regulate streaming content.  Until recently, Netflix did not even have subtitles available, regardless of your player. In fact, this is not even Samsung's issue. Netflix develops the app for Samsung's internet@TV platform. They simply have not updated it for subtitles yet. I'm sure they will, eventually.

      • Ddjboss
        February 23, 2012 at 3:50 pm

        I have a playstation 3 and I have close caption almost in every movie so if you dont know dont talk you moron!!!

        • Ddjboss
          February 23, 2012 at 3:53 pm

          The problem is from Samsung, I have a blurauy Samsung and is the only that cant show the subtitle. They dont have it even in the menu.

      • RTR
        March 12, 2012 at 1:39 am

        That is correct subtitles do work with ps3 and I heard also with sony bluray, im sorry that I bought a samsung dvd !!! :-(

        • RTR
          March 12, 2012 at 1:40 am

          I meant Samsung bluray!!!

        • ROLL TIDE ROLL
          March 13, 2012 at 9:43 pm

          Hey dies your RTR stand for Roll Tide Roll? If so ROLL TIDE, National Champs!!! 
          Anyways I am having troubles getting the subtitles to play on my Vizio, sucks real bad, ROLL TIDE!!!!

    • Scuba
      April 23, 2012 at 3:54 am

      I really wish they had them too, but since it's a paid for service and not public it's really none of the FCC's business. Plus if netflix added them for every video, that would take time and staff - which we would see as in increase in prices.

  3. Jay
    October 28, 2011 at 7:18 am
    October 28, 2011 at 7:12 am

    Hello, I would start by checking if your movie/program has any subtitles included with it.  In the following link, it will give you a link to check for that and also, it will show you how to show the subtitles:

    Another point to take into consideration is the fact that the subtitles work only on certain platforms.  Check your configuration and see if it is compatible with any of those platforms.  For the platforms that are not included, I would think it is a matter of time until some apps/updates are added to get this functionality.  

    TV wise, most recent tvs have a section in the settings for subtitles.  Go into the settings of your TV and set the subtitles to auto.  Once the subtitles are on auto, they will show.  Also usually the remote control has an option for turning subtitles on and also if there is a movie with more than one language, you can choose which one you want to play.  I would say with netflix it would be a matter of turning subtitles on the remote control and if the subtitle stream is included, it will show. 

    I would say, you would benefit from visiting the following site and read the comments there, they are focused on what you are asking: 

    Also you can visit the samsung forum here:

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