How to enable or disable closed captions on Sling TV

When it comes to watching your favorite shows, you wouldn’t want to miss anything due to poor audio or language barriers. That is where closed captioning comes in. So how do you turn on closed captions on Sling TV?

Enabling or disabling Sling TV subtitles varies slightly depending on the media streaming device that you are using. Read on for different options of enabling or getting rid of subtitles on Sling TV.

How to activate or deactivate closed captions on Sling TV

Follow these steps to enable closed captions:

  • Open Sling TV and click on any show
  • Once it starts playing, launch the player control bar
  • Move to the right until you reach a CC sign
  • Click it to enable subtitles or click again to disable

Activating Sling closed captions on Apple TV

  • Launch Sling TV on your Apple TV player
  • Open any show
  • Swipe down on your remote to launch the control bar
  • Swipe to the right to highlight subtitles
  • Select On to enable and Off to disable

Once you are done, swipe up to hide the menu.

How to turn on or off closed captions for Sling TV on Roku

Follow these steps if you are using Roku:

  • Launch Sling TV and start streaming your preferred show
  • Press OK on your Roku remote to launch the control bar
  • Scroll right until you reach the Closed Captions option
  • Click OK to activate
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To deactivate closed captions on Roku, follow the same procedure as above, except that by clicking OK, you will be deactivating subtitles instead of activating.

How to change caption language

You can also change the color, language, and font-size of the subtitles on Sling TV.

  • Launch Sling TV and go to Settings
  • Scroll down to Closed Captions
  • Go to Service Channels to change the language

You can utilize the options under the closed captions menu to change the color, size, or style of the subtitles.

How to fix ‘Sling TV closed captions are incorrect or not working’ error

If closed captions aren’t working on Sling TV or if they appear broken, then try any of the following options to resolve the issue.

  • Turn off then turn on closed captioning: Launch your player control bar then turn off and turn on subtitles. If this doesn’t solve the problem then proceed to the next step.
  • Change the channel: If this issue is specific to a certain channel or show, changing to a different one should show subtitles normally. If you have tried this method and noticed the problem only occurs on that specific channel, contact Sling support for a solution.
  • Relaunch your Sling TV app: Relaunching the app might solve this problem in some cases. Make sure that the app is not running in the background after you close it. If closed captions aren’t working after relaunching, then go to the next solution.
  • Try using another device: If this issue occurs when you are streaming via Roku, then try using another media streaming device. If it works, your device could be having a problem.
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The methods above should help you with any issues you are facing with Sling TV captions. Check out our TV streaming guide for informative articles and troubleshooting guides.

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