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How to turn off closed caption on Peacock?

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Subtitles and closed captions usually pop up at the bottom of any movie or show you watch in your native language. It can be both irritating and helpful for many people. It can be beneficial and helpful for people with impaired hearing. It can also help you understand a different language in your native words when you are watching a foreign-based show or a movie.

This article will focus on Peacock and how you can switch off subtitles or closed captions. Also, if you didn’t know before, subtitles and closed captions have two different functions.


What are closed captions?

Closed captions differ from subtitles by describing any background noise or any sound that is audio without speech. This is usually not a requirement for many people as it can either kill the vibe of your TV series or movie or be a distraction in a tense scene. Closed captions are usually called CC on any video streaming or OTT platform. These platforms usually provide separate options to switch off closed captions (CC) and keep subtitles.

Closed captions or subtitles can only be turned off when a video is playing.

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Turning off CC

Due to distribution issues, Peacock is hard to access in countries other than the UK, Germany, the US, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, and Italy. However, if you have a Peacock account and are able to view the hundreds of movies and shows offered by them, you might want to alter the settings according to your preferences.

You can switch off closed captions as well as subtitles on whichever device you are accessing Peacock from. Below is a list of devices you might be using to view your Peacock content.

Peacock does not have separate options for subtitle and closed captions. You have to switch off subtitles for every video individually (as depicted below).


Turn off closed caption on Peacock mobile app

Open any movie or show on your Peacock app.

  • Tap on the text bubble icon in the top-right corner of your video screen. When you swipe up on your screen, you can also find playback options and the text bubble at the bottom left.
  • If your subtitles are already switched on, you can tap Off to switch off subtitles and the closed captions.

Turn off closed caption on Peacock TV app using a Firestick

Open any movie or show on your Peacock app. The options that are given below work for any smart TV.

  • Press the Menu button or the button containing three horizontal white lines on the TV remote.
  • From the playback options shown, press the Subtitles option.
  • If your subtitles are already switched on then you can tap on Off to switch off subtitles and the closed captions.

Peacock TV app on a Roku device

Open any movie or show on your Peacock app.

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  • Press the * button on your Roku TV remote.
  • You can switch subtitles On or Off according to your preference.

Peacock TV app on Apple TV

Open any movie or show on your Peacock app.

  • Press the large round button of your Apple TV remote also known as the Select button.
  • From the various options shown, click on the text bubble and then on the Subtitles option.
  • You can switch subtitles On or Off according to your preference.

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Sania Usmani

Sania Usmani

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