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How to turn off subtitles on ESPN Plus?

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ESPN Plus is a video streaming service in the United States, owned by Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution in partnership with ESPN Inc. ESPN Plus has original studio shows and series unavailable on the ESPN network and thousands of exclusive live events.

Subtitles make it easier to understand what the other person is saying without putting much effort into listening, but sometimes subtitles are faulty; they appear late, and sometimes wrong words appear, so it becomes irritating instead of being helpful, and you want to turn them off.

This article discusses how to turn off subtitles on Apple devices, Roku devices and Firestick devices in a few easy steps.

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How to turn off subtitles on Apple devices?

Steps to turn off subtitles on devices using iOS 8 and newer and devices using iOS 7 and older are different.

Turn off subtitles on devices using iOS 8 and newer

Select the Settings icon on the home screen and then select General > Accessibility > Subtitles & Captioning under the Media heading and switch Closed Captioning + SDH to On.


Turn off subtitles on devices using iOS 7 and older

Select the Settings icon on your home screen and then select Videos. In the video setting, switch Closed Captioning to On.


How to turn off subtitles on Roku devices?

Users that use ESPN Plus on Roku devices follow these steps to turn off subtitles:

Start your Roku device and then select Settings > Accessibility > Captions mode and then turn it off.


How to turn off subtitles on Firestick devices?

Users that use ESPN Plus on Firestick devices follow these steps to turn off subtitles:

Play any video on your Firestick device and press the Menu button on your Firestick remote and then click Setting > Accessibility > Closed Captions and then turn off the Closed Captions option.

For all other devices and apps you are using for ESPN Plus, find CC button on the video player.

Contact Support

If the closed captions/subtitles aren’t disabled, you can contact ESPN+ support for a quick resolution.

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