change subtitles and language on Amazon Prime Video
change subtitles and language on Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video is among the most popular streaming services. As such, it offers a number of different features and settings that allow you to customize your viewing experience. Among other things, you can easily activate and deactivate subtitles (CC) to get subtitles for your favorite movie or series.

In addition, Amazon Prime Video gives you the ability to change the style of subtitles and font sizes. However, these settings may differ slightly depending on the TV or other devices used for Prime videos. Let’s take a closer look.

From Man in the High Castle to Bosch, there’s a lot to appreciate about Amazon Prime Video and its offerings. Even better, you can enable or change Amazon Prime Video subtitles and change the language of the TV shows and movies you like to watch. Here is a detailed guide on how to change the subtitles and the language on Amazon Prime Video.

Editor’s Note: Not all episodes and movies support multilingual subtitles and multiple languages.

How to change subtitles on Amazon Prime Video in the Android app

  1. Open the Amazon Prime Video app.
  2. Choose an episode or a movie you want to watch.
  3. Touch the screen to view the controls.
  4. Tap the speech bubble icon at the top right.
  5. Choose any option available in the left column, which is titled Subtitles.

How to change the language on Amazon Prime Video in the Android app

  1. Open the Amazon Prime Video app.
  2. Choose an episode or a movie you want to watch.
  3. Touch the screen to view the controls.
  4. Tap the speech bubble icon at the top right.
  5. Choose any option in the right column, which is titled Audio.

How to change subtitles and language on Amazon Prime Video on the desktop

  1. Go to the Amazon Prime Video website.
  2. Choose an episode or a movie to watch.
  3. While watching an episode or a movie, move the cursor and click on the balloon icon at the top right.
  4. From the menu, select the subtitles and the audio language.

SMART TV SETTINGS

Setting up CC on your Amazon account is pretty simple, but it may not work for some users. If such a problem occurs, the Smart TV settings are the first line of defense.

Most major brands such as Sony, LG, and Panasonic offer fast CC access via remote control. Then find the CC button on the remote control and press it to display the subtitles on the screen. If it doesn’t work, you’ll need to access the Smart TV settings.

The verbosity may be different but you should find the subtitles in the video playback or maybe display menus. If you need help with navigation, you can always find a quick guide on the manufacturer’s website.

APPLE TV

Select the huge gear icon on Apple TV to access Settings and access the General menu at the top of the screen. Choose Accessibility in General, then Subtitles and Subtitles.

Click Style to choose one of the subtitle presets. Obviously, you can modify them according to your preferences. Just like the Amazon Prime Video native settings, you can increase the size of the text, change the structure and change the background.

SOME NOTES

If you need to enlarge the subtitles, the big text preset on Apple TV should work fine. In fact, the font in the preset is much larger than the default on Amazon Prime Video. When entering the Subtitles and Subtitles menu, make sure that CC is turned on.

PROBLEMS FOR TROUBLESHOOTING

In case of problems with subtitles, the first thing to do is to check the compatibility of the device. Fortunately, most iOS, Android and Windows devices support subtitles, and the same goes for game consoles.

Next, you should check if the video you’re playing actually has the available subtitles. If everything is successful but there are no subtitles yet, restart the device, play the video again and try to reactivate the subtitles.

The film I want to watch is in a language I don’t speak

Netflix always adds new foreign movies and TV shows, and you may find a program that looks fantastic but is not in a language you understand. In this case, two basic options are available. You can check if it is available in your language or check the subtitles.

It is worth mentioning that many programs do not include options for multiple languages, and this depends largely on who produced and created it. Similarly, not all programs have access to subtitles and, in some cases, subtitles may not be fantastic. Typically, you’ll be able to find subtitles or options in multiple languages, but it’s not consistent across the entire platform.

 

  1. Open the program you want to watch.
  2. Click on the options (represented as a dialog with writing inside).
  3. Choose the alternative language or subtitles you want to listen to.
  4. Resume your program.

How to find movies in the language you want to watch

Not everyone just wants to watch movies or TV shows in one language, and Netflix has pushed to include more non-English programming on their platform. If, for example, you are looking for programming in a specific language such as Spanish, Korean or Hindi, Netflix has a search function that allows you to find programs in your preferred language. 

This means that you can find the foreign language movie you want to watch by performing the appropriate search.

For example, if you want to find the latest Korean drama, you can search for a Korean-language drama. The important part of the research is to use the phrase “X language”. So “Spanish language”, “Korean language”, “German language”, etc.

If you do a search without using “language”, you will not be limited to the programming spoken in that language. By including a genre like Drama, Horror or Action, you can further refine your search results.

And that is all! Let us know in the comments below if we have lost something or you have questions about subtitles and audio language in Amazon Prime Video.


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1 Comment

  1. Hoe to change the language of subtitles? The default language is dansk and I want to change it to English

    I am using android tv with amazon prime app

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