How to Get Closed Caption on Roku: A Step-by-Step Guide

Turning closed captions on or off Press Home on your Roku remote. Scroll and select Settings. To open the Captions menu, select Accessibility. If Accessibility is not listed, select Captions. Select Captions mode and choose when captions appear. Off – captions never appear.

Closed captions on Roku can provide a better viewing experience for users who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as for those who prefer to read along with the audio. In this guide, we’ll show you how to turn on or off closed captioning, change the settings, and customize the look of closed captioning on Roku.

To get started, go to the home screen on Roku and follow these steps:

1. Press the up arrow on your remote to go to Settings.

2. Press the right arrow to go to the Settings menu.

3. Press the down arrow until you get to Accessibility.

4. Press the right arrow to go to the Accessibility menu.

In the Accessibility menu, you’ll see a “Captions mode” option. Press the right arrow to go to this menu and select your preferred option: “off,” “on always,” or “on replay.” If you want to change the option later, highlight it and press the OK button.

Next, you can set your preferred language for streaming channels. Under “Captions preferred language,” select from the available languages. Note that this language will only be used for captions when available.

Finally, you can customize the look of closed captioning on Roku. Under “Caption style,” you’ll find a variety of options to adjust the text style, size, color, and background. To make changes, highlight the option you want to modify and press the right arrow. Then, select your preferred setting and press the back arrow to return to the menu.

When you’re finished customizing your settings, press the back arrow to return to the Subtitles and Captioning menu. From there, you can go back to the home screen by pressing the home button on your remote.

We hope this guide has been helpful in showing you how to get closed captions on Roku. With these simple steps, you can enjoy your favorite shows and movies with closed captions that are tailored to your preferences.


Why is my closed captioning not working?
Reception problems can cause Closed Captions to be jumbled, letters or lines may be missing, and Closed Captions can appear at different heights. If there is an issue, try restoring the FACTORY DEFAULT settings and rescanning/retuning your TV or set top box. You may need to refer to your TV user manual.
How do I turn on closed captioning on my TV?
If your remote has a RED button, press that once. If your remote has an Options Button, press that twice.Using the arrow buttons, navigate to Accessibility.Navigate to the option Closed Captioning.Watching TV Becomes a Fully Immersive Experience.