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How to turn on subtitles in YouTube? On PC, Android and iOS

Subtitles make it easier to catch sentences said hurriedly as well as understand rare or complex words with greater ease. They are especially useful when you’re watching a video that’s not in your native language, and you need translation for the same.

Like several other online streaming platforms, YouTube also offers subtitles for their videos. In this guide, we discuss how you can turn on the subtitles in YouTube on PC, Android and iOS in a few simple steps.

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How to turn on subtitles in YouTube.com on PC?

To enable or disable subtitles on YouTube website on PC, follow the steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Hover over the video and click on the Gear (Settings) icon from the toolbar at the bottom. Then from the menu, select Subtitles/CC.How to turn on subtitles in YouTube? On PC, Android and iOS Step 2: Then select the subtitle language option from the available list. How to turn on subtitles in YouTube? On PC, Android and iOSAlso read: How to block someone on YouTube?

How to customise the appearance of YouTube subtitles?

You can also customise the appearance of the subtitles on YouTube on their website for PC, such as font family, colour, size, background colour, opacity, window colour, opacity, character edge style and font opacity.

On the subtitle language option (Step 2 above), select the Options link. How to turn on subtitles in YouTube? On PC, Android and iOSThen you’ll see all the customisation mentioned above options, and now you start customising the appearance of YouTube subtitle on your device.How to turn on subtitles in YouTube? On PC, Android and iOS Also read: 10 best YouTube downloaders and converters

How to turn on subtitles in YouTube app for Android?

To turn on subtitles on YouTube for Android, follow the steps mentioned below.

How to turn on subtitles in YouTube? On PC, Android and iOS

  • Tap on the video to show on-screen playback options.
  • Tap on the vertical three-dot menu icon at the top-right of the video.
  • Then tap on Captions option from the menu.
  • Then select the subtitle language.

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How to turn on subtitles in YouTube app for iOS?

To turn on subtitles on YouTube for iOS, follow the steps mentioned below.

How to turn on subtitles in YouTube? On PC, Android and iOS

  • Tap on the video to show on-screen playback options.
  • Tap on the vertical three-dot menu icon at the top-right of the video.
  • Then tap on Captions option from the menu.
  • Then select the subtitle language.

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