Smart TVs have been made for everyone. Whether you have kids or elder folk, everyone loves to watch content on TV. The best part about a lot of TVs, whether smart or not, is that they make sure there are special accessibility features that can help the people who have heard of hearing to understand what’s going on in a video. You might think of them as subtitles, but what we are talking about are closed captions.
Closed Captions are like subtitles, but they provide even more information as to what is happening in the video. These are accessibility features that are available on Smart TVs including Samsung TVs.
A lot of streaming apps like YouTube also have this feature. Now, if you’re someone that has a Samsung TV and don’t want to use closed captions anymore, you can follow this guide on how to turn off closed captions on Samsung Smart TV and more details about it.
Is Samsung TV Remote has Subtitle or Closed Caption button?
No, there is no dedicated button for Subtitle or Closed Caption on Samsung TV Remote. However you can quickly access Subtitle or Closed caption settings with one trick. Press and hold the Mute button to quickly access Accessibility settings. On remote with no mute button, press and hold the Volume button.
There could be many reasons why you want to turn off closed captions. Whatever is the reason, you can follow this guide. Let’s get started.
How to Turn Off Closed Captions on Samsung TV
Before you go ahead and turn off Closed Captions on your Samsung TV, make sure that everyone at your home agrees to have it turned off. The reason why we ask you to do this is that it could be possible that someone might have turned it on because it makes it easy for them to understand what’s happening in the video.
Here are the steps to turn off Closed Captions on a Samsung TV. Remember the feature may or may not be available in your Samsung TV depending on the service provider or broadcaster.
Step 1: Grab the remote and press the home button on it.
Step 2: Navigate to Settings followed by General & privacy.
Step 3: Under General, choose Accessibility.
Step 4: Select Caption Settings.
Step 5: If you want to turn on Closed Captions, simply select the Off option (no color in the toggle) and the same step can be followed to turn it On (Blue or green color).
Closed Captions on Samsung Smart TV – All Options
If you plan to make use of Closed Captions on your Samsung TV, there are three different options for you to choose from.
- Caption Mode: When you select Caption Mode, you will be able to choose from different available caption languages. This language can only be changed based on the source of the media being played or for that matter if it’s a Live TV channel, then it will depend on the Live TV Channel provider.
- Digital Caption Options: Don’t like the default font, color, and size of the captions being displayed on your Samsung TV? You can easily change all of them by heading into the Digital Caption Options.
- Separate Closed Captions: Don’t like the default position of the Closed Captions on your Samsung TV? You can easily adjust them. Whether you want them towards the bottom part of the screen, on the left or right sides, or even on the top if you want.
Reset Closed Captions on Samsung Smart TV
Just as we spoke about how you can modify and change a lot of the elements for your Closed Captions on your Samsung TV, you can also reset if you don’t like the changes you made.
Here are the steps to reset the Closed Captions settings on your Samsung TV.
- Grab the TV remote for your Samsung TV and press the Home button.
- Navigate to All Settings and choose General & privacy.
- Under General, select Accessibility, followed by Caption Settings.
- Highlight Digital Caption Options and choose Return to Default.
- The Closed Captions will reset to the factory default settings.
This concludes the guide on how you can turn off Closed Captions on a Samsung Smart TV. Indeed, Closed Caption is a useful feature for the elderly folk and also for those who might be hard of hearing, or those who are learning a new language. So make sure to ask everyone at home if they are ok with turning Closed Captions off.
If you have any questions or queries, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.