You can’t fully enjoy the free streaming service called Pluto TV if it doesn’t have all the necessary features.
These features may include a night off, a great TV show, and some popcorn! But there’s something even more essential if the show you’re watching is in a language you don’t speak. That’s correct, subtitles.
The situation could be the opposite: you may find subtitles annoying, so you will want to turn them off. Here’s how to do both.
Enable and disable subtitles
Pluto TV is available for multiple devices and you probably have at least one of them in your home. You can stream Pluto TV from a web browser or desktop apps for Windows and Mac. Note that you can only use these in the US. Android and iOS devices are also compatible with this TV service and offer two editions: for the US and international markets.
If you have a Roku, Chromecast, PlayStation 4, Xbox, an Apple TV, an Amazon Fire TV, or Android TV devices, as well as a few other smart TVs, you can also watch Pluto TV. Just keep in mind that you can’t access all channels from all devices.
Why are we telling you all this? Different devices have different settings for the applications and programs they use. Therefore, the way to access the subtitle settings depends on the device you have. Here are the instructions for the most used ones.
In a web browser
Enabling subtitles is really easy in a web browser. All you need to do is open the Pluto TV website and follow these steps:
- Move the cursor across the screen to reveal additional options.
- Click on the ‘CC’ icon in the lower left corner.
If you have an Android device
Before you start, go to Settings and open Accessibility. You should see Closed Captions somewhere in this menu, so tap to open and enable them. You can also choose the language in which you want the device to display the subtitles, the size of the text, and the style of the subtitles.
Once you’ve done this, proceed to enabling closed captions within the Pluto TV app, which is extremely easy and done in just a few steps:
- Launch your Pluto TV app.
- Touch the screen. Some icons will appear in the upper right corner.
- Touch the first one, a small rectangle “CC”.
- Choose the desired language from the menu.
If you’re already viewing captions and want to turn them off, tap Off instead.
If you have a Roku TV
The easiest way to enable or disable closed captioning on a Roku TV is by pressing the Star button on your remote. This will open the Options menu, so you need to do the following:
- Use the up / down arrows on the remote to scroll and find subtitles somewhere within this menu.
- Use the left / right arrows on your remote to select the appropriate subtitles.
- Depending on your device, you will probably see these four options: Off (subtitles are disabled), On (subtitles are enabled), On Repeat (subtitles are enabled after pressing the Play button on the remote control), and On silently ( captions are enabled when you mute the device).
- Choose the desired option and exit the menu.
If you are an iOS user
For iOS devices, this is how to turn subtitles on or off (the steps are similar to those for Android):
- Open the Settings app and tap General.
- From this menu, choose Accessibility.
- Scroll to find Media. In this section, you will see Subtitles and Subtitles. Touch to open.
- Activate the Closed Caption + SDH option.
Now you are ready to launch the Pluto TV app by simply tapping the screen and selecting the CC icon. Choose your preferred language or turn off subtitles if they already appear on the screen, depending on your taste.
If you have an Amazon TV
Caption settings may not be exactly the same on every TV model, but you should be able to find them after going to Settings, then choosing Accessibility and then Captions to enable or disable them.
When you open Pluto TV, you will need your remote control to enable closed captioning in the app. Press the Menu button and touch the language in which you want the subtitles to be displayed. If you are no longer interested in viewing subtitles, just choose the Disabled option.
Tried turning off the subtitles, but they still play. What I can do?
If you have touched the ‘CC’ option and the subtitles remain; captions are likely actually enabled on the device you’re using rather than within the Pluto TV app.
So if you’re using a Roku, Firestick, Smart TV, or other device, click the button on your remote that takes you to the Options or Settings screen. Devices vary, unfortunately, but for most of them, this is where you’ll find the subtitles. If closed captions are on, turn them off.
If for some reason it is not your device, please close the Pluto TV app and restart it. Assuming you have the problem on your mobile device, you can try clearing the app cache in your phone settings, or uninstalling and reinstalling it.
Can I customize the subtitles on Pluto TV?
Absolutely! When you tap on the ‘CC’ icon, a settings gear will appear on the left. You can change various functions. From background color to font and more, customizing your captions is really simple.
Simple as that
Whatever device you have, the steps are easy to follow, allowing you to watch your Pluto TV for free in just a few minutes. Enabling captions gives you access to more free content, but when you decide to turn them off, it’s as easy as enabling them.
Your only job is to sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.
What devices do you watch Pluto TV on? Let us know in the comment section!