Because of our filter technology, full movie subtitles or closed captions, are not a simple feature to implement. Since our movies are completely customizable, depending on which filters you choose, it's not as simple as just having a closed caption overlay like other movie services. But after years of promising, we are so happy to offer closed captions on VidAngel!
How it works for:
How It Works
You'll notice that the visual filters work the same, skipping the things you don't want to see. The language filters will also still mute what you don't want to hear and those words are omitted from the captions:
Simply click the 'CC' button on the movie player:
The 'CC' box will turn white and you'll see a small popup, telling you, "Captions are on".
Tap the screen to bring up the controls and then tap the 'CC' icon.
The 'CC' icon will turn solid, indicating captions are on:
|NOTE: Captions will not work when casting to a Fire TV or an older Chromecast.|
Click down on the remote to access the Subtitle and Audio controls. Under "Subtitles" select "English".
Apple Devices: If you're experiencing pausing while using Closed Captions, we have found an issue with the Apple Video Player and our Closed Caption files. It may take some time to implement a solution. In the meantime, you can watch without captions, try to get a faster internet speed, or use captions on a different device.
On the Fire TV devices, Closed Captions need to be turned on for your whole Fire TV experience:
Settings > Accessibility > Closed Caption > Turn "ON"
The directions may be slightly different for different models so please contact Amazon Support for instructions if this doesn't work for you.
On the Android TV devices, Closed Captions need to be turned on for your whole Android TV experience:
Settings > Device Preferences > Accessibility > Captions > turn on the "Display" toggle button.
The directions may be slightly different for different models so please contact Android TV Support for instructions if this doesn't work for you.
Things To Keep In Mind:
- As mentioned above, captions will not work when casting to a Fire TV or an older Chromecast.
- We do not yet have Closed Captions for Apple TV+ content. We're working on it!
- Closed captions will not work with movies and TV shows that were brought in under our old technology.
Some of you may remember our buy-sellback model. Titles that were brought onto VidAngel during that time are not able to support closed captions. However, we are actively going through our catalog and getting those movies and shows updated so that they can also support this great feature.
This means if you're on the web or mobile app and that title does not have the 'CC' button, it is one that needs to be updated. If it would be amazing for you to watch that title with closed captions, please just let us know! Our support team will pass on your request to our Content Team, so they know which older titles to prioritize for updating. You can reach out to Support with your request HERE.