How to Turn On or Off Subtitles & Closed Captions on Paramount Plus

There is a lot of content fitting for binge-watching on Paramount Plus (formerly CBS All Access). And, sometimes, you cannot help but use accessibility features like subtitles or closed captioning to fully understand the movie or TV show you are watching. On Paramount Plus, turning the subtitles and closed captions on or off is easy.

To enable or disable subtitles and closed captions on Paramount+, you will need to look for the device you are using to stream your content in the list below and follow the specific steps.

How to Enable or Disable Paramount Plus Subtitles and Closed Captioning on Any Device
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How to Turn On or Off Subtitles & Closed Captions on Paramount+ Through the Web Browser

One way to enable or disable closed captioning and subtitles on Paramount Plus streaming service is through a web browser. You need to open the Paramount+ website on any browser on your computer by going directly to Once logged in to your account, select a movie or TV show that you want to stream and play it. Then, click the Pause button and look for the CC icon. If you click on it, you can now toggle the subtitles on or off.

How to Enable or Disable Subtitles & CC on Paramount Plus Through Android or iPhone

You can also use your Android phone or iPhone mobile device to access Paramount Plus and turn on or off closed captioning and subtitles. To do so, simply open the Paramount Plus app on your Android or iOS mobile device and tap the three-line icon on the upper left corner. Navigate to the Settings menu and select Closed Captions. Now, you can choose to enable or disable the subtitles and closed captioning on your movies and shows from there.

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Through Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick

If you are using an Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick to stream Paramount+ shows, just open the Paramount Plus app. Play any title that you want to watch and press the Menu button on your Fire Stick remote. Select Subtitles and Audio and choose whether to turn on or off the subtitle and closed caption features.

Using Paramount+ Channel on Roku Devices

Credit: Roku

If you are using a Roku streaming media player or a Roku TV to watch Paramount+ content, you can also enable or disable CC and subtitles from there. You just need to open the Paramount Plus app on your Roku device and sign in to your account. Select a content that you want to stream and play it. On your Roku remote, press the asterisk button and choose Closed Captioning. Then, select Off or any language that you want for your subtitles.

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Manage Subtitles & CC on Paramount Plus using Smart TVs

Toggling subtitles and closed captions is as easy on any supported smart TV as with the other devices mentioned above. On your smart TV, launch Paramount Plus. Navigate to the Settings menu and then go to Accessibility. Select the Closed Captions option and you can now enable or disable the subtitles and CC tool.

Which device do you prefer to stream your favorite movies or shows on Paramount Plus? Do you feel the need to enable or disable CC and subtitles on your movies? You can tell us in the comment section below.

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  1. Roku TV doesn’t let me to see captions/subtitles on several Paramount Plus shows. It’s very frustrating. It looks like Paramount Plus hasn’t set up the captions function for many of its shows. I’m going to cancel my subscription.

    • Manage Subtitles & CC on Paramount Plus using Smart TVs
      Subtitles and Closed Captions are supported on most smart TV’s. On your smart TV, launch Paramount Plus. Left click to show the menu on the left side of the screen. Navigate to the Settings menu at the bottom of the menu and select “Closed Captions” to configure the appearance of the captions as you desire. Start watching your selected movie or TV show and notice that initially a small shadowed out scroll-like icon appears in the upper right corner of the screen. Click the UP button to highlight that icon then ENTER. Initially a blue check mark is next to “Subtitles Off.” Press the DOWN button to move the check mark to “English (United States)” then ENTER to turn on Closed Captions. Apparently, you must turn on Closed Captions each time you turn on Paramount +.

  2. Very few of the actors on 1883 articulate their lines We enabled captions but don’t know how to change the text size nor color of text or background. Can’t find articles on line to accomplish readable captions. Please ask Taylor Sheridan to fix this problem. Thank you

  3. Brand new OLED LG tv. Trying to get CC with airplay of Paramount+. Shows captions on iphone12 but not on tv. Tried all above suggestions. No go.

  4. There is a message that comes up when trying to turn on cc on my Sony TV that says use your tv remote for cc for live TV?????

    Their is no accessibility just guidance to determine what your closed caption should look like with that stupid message at the top. Call support and they never answer the phone. Off to a bad start paramount plus. Will cancel the free trial and subscription unless this is made user friendly.

  5. I am trying to get closed captioning for 1883 and not being fortunate. I go to Paramount on TV, left screen lists options. I go to bottom, settings. Follow to closed captioning. Hit, but nothing seems to happen. Should be easier. Any help?

  6. Can’t get close caption on Paramount+! So frustrating!! Miss a lot of the dialogue. All kinds of advice on the internet but none of it works!!!

  7. I’d been trying to get CC on on Paramount. Just about to give up and cancel my free trial. Saw Jeff’s post about hitting 0 (zero) on the Xfinity remote and gave it a try. At first it didn’t work so then I hit the “set up” button left of the zero and voila! CC’s came on!!


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