In the world of streaming channels, accessibility features such as subtitles are essential for a complete viewing experience. Paramount Plus offers a seamless way to enable subtitles, catering to non-native language speakers, the deaf and hard-of-hearing community, or those who simply prefer reading along. This guide will walk you through the steps to turn on subtitles across various devices, ensuring you never miss a dialogue again.

Understanding Subtitles on Paramount Plus

Subtitles, also known as closed captions, are a textual representation of the audio track of a program. Paramount Plus offers subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing, language learners, and viewers who prefer reading dialogue.

The Importance of Subtitles

Subtitles are crucial for:

  • Viewers with hearing impairments.
  • Non-native speakers watching foreign content.
  • Watching content in noisy or quiet environments.

Turning on Subtitles on Different Devices

Web Browsers

When streaming Paramount Plus on a web browser:

  1. Play your desired video.
  2. Click on the ‘Subtitles + Audio’ icon (speech bubble) in the video player’s top-right corner.
  3. Under ‘Subtitles,’ select your language.
  4. For customization, go to ‘Subtitle Settings’ to adjust font size, color, and more.

Smart TVs

On smart TVs like Samsung TV or any other on Paramount Plus subtitles, the process is similar:

  1. Play a video on Paramount Plus.
  2. Use the speech bubble icon or your remote’s dedicated button to access ‘Accessibility’ or ‘Subtitles’ settings.
  3. Enable the subtitles and customize them as needed.

Mobile Devices (iOS and Android)

For mobile devices:

  1. Go to the Settings app.
  2. Navigate to ‘Accessibility’ and then ‘Display & Text Size’ or ‘Captions’.
  3. Adjust the subtitle settings to your preference.

Apple TV

On Apple TV:

  1. While a video is playing, long-press the Siri button and command ‘Turn on Closed Captioning’.
  2. Alternatively, swipe up on the remote, click ‘Subtitles,’ and choose your option.

Xfinity Devices

For Xfinity devices:

  1. With a video playing, press the ‘CC’ button on the remote.
  2. Toggle it to ‘On’ and adjust settings as desired.

On Streaming Devices

Apple TV

  1. Use the Siri remote to command subtitle activation.
  2. Manually, swipe up and select ‘Subtitles’ during playback.

Roku Devices

  1. Press the asterisk button on the remote.
  2. Navigate to the closed captioning options and select your preference.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick

  1. Pause your content and use the menu to access subtitle settings.
  2. Toggle the subtitles on or off.

On Gaming Consoles

PlayStation and Xbox

  1. Access the Paramount Plus app and play your content.
  2. Use the controller to navigate to subtitle settings.

Customizing Subtitle Appearance

Paramount Plus allows you to change:

  • Font size and color.
  • Background and window color.
  • Font style and character edge style.

Troubleshooting Common Subtitle Issues

Subtitles Not Displaying

  • Ensure subtitles are enabled in the settings.
  • Restart the app or device.

Subtitles Out of Sync

  • Check for app updates.
  • Restart the content from the beginning.

Incorrect Subtitle Language

  • Return to the subtitle settings and select the correct language.


Q1: How do I change the subtitle language on Paramount Plus?

A1: Select the ‘Subtitles + Audio’ icon and choose from the available language options.

Q2: What if Paramount Plus subtitles keep turning on by themselves?

A2: Check for app updates or reset your subtitle settings.

Q3: Can I adjust the text size of Paramount Plus subtitles?

A3: Yes, through the ‘Subtitle Settings’ option.

Q4: Is it possible to change the font style of Paramount Plus subtitles?

A4: Yes, customization options are available in the settings.

Q5: What can I do if Paramount Plus subtitles aren’t syncing correctly?

A5: Try restarting the app or adjusting the sync settings if available.

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With these steps, turning on subtitles on Paramount Plus should be a breeze across all your devices. Whether you’re watching on a smart TV, through a web browser, or on mobile devices, you have the flexibility to customize your viewing experience to suit your needs. Enjoy your favorite shows and movies on Paramount Plus with the added convenience of subtitles.