Subtitles are an excellent way to enjoy a video stream if you don’t want to cause disturbance to those around you. As Hulu is a premium video streaming service, all the shows on Hulu come with closed captions in multiple languages. So, you can watch a show with any of the available subtitles. Plus, subtitles on Hulu are an excellent resource for you to learn other languages besides your native language. 

But, sometimes, subtitles can also be a bit distracting. Especially when you are streaming on Firestick, the subtitles appear in a kind of semi-transparent white box, which can be particularly annoying. Therefore, you may want to turn them off midway through a stream. How will you proceed? This article explains how to turn off subtitles on Hulu with ease when you are using Firestick. So, read on for the nitty-gritty details!

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How to turn off Subtitles on Hulu

Here’s how you can turn subtitles off on Hulu when streaming on Firestick.

Method 1 

  1. Press the Home button on the Amazon Firestick remote to access the home screen
  2. Click on “Search”
  3. Type in the text box that pops up “Hulu,” and then clicks on it. If you do not wish to sign in to Hulu, press Don’t Sign In.
  4. Clicking on Hulu will take you to a list of videos currently being played by Hulu. Click on the video that you wish to turn subtitles off for.
  5. In the menu that pops up, highlight and then clicks on “Popular.” 
  6. Highlight and then press down on the directional button from your remote’s left arrow key until it highlights Extras. The word caption should show a darker shade of yellow. Press OK when this is highlighted. Doing this will take you to a screen where all subtitles are shown/hidden for each individual episode of a stream.

Here, if there is no subtitle option available, you have successfully turned them off! If there is an option available such as Captions+ SDH, you should select Captions+ SDH. This will turn off subtitles for the episode you are watching but will leave other subtitle options available in case you want to rewatch another episode.

If this method isn’t working on your Firestick device, try the alternate method below. You can also use this method below to disable subtitles in the middle of a streaming session. 

Method 2

  1. While the video is playing on Hulu, tap on the remote control’s pause button to stop the stream. 
  2. Press the three-line button on your Firestick remote
  3. Tap on subtitles to bring you to the subtitle menu options
  4. Now, navigate to the language settings (Your device’s default language selection will be for your local language)
  5. Press the round button on your Firestick remote to drop down all the language options. 
  6. Scroll all the way up and select off. 
  7. Finally, press the Down button twice to exit the settings menu. 
  8. Then press the Play button to start playing your stream without subtitles. 

Additional Tips

Use the following tips and tricks to improve the way you interact with Hulu subtitles on Firestick. 

  • You can also use the directional circle to toggle the “subtitles & captions” setting On or Off. 
  • Whenever you want to confirm a particular selection, press the Center button on your remote to do this easily.
  • In case you want to change the language or other subtitle details in the subtitle menu, press the Down button to view Subtitle language settings. 
  • You can use the directional circle to highlight your desired language. Then tap on the Center button to check and confirm your selection.

Hopefully, one of the methods above works for you, and now you are able to stream without subtitles. 

How to Turn off the subtitles of Hulu on a mobile device or website?

If you are streaming on a mobile device or website, you can turn off subtitles by following these steps.

  1. Visit the Hulu website or open the Hulu app on your mobile device.
  2. Click on “My Stuff” in the top-right corner of your screen.
  3. Select any video you want to watch 
  4. Change Subtitles to Off by clicking on it once. If there’s no subtitle option, subtitles are already off.

NOTE: You can also turn off closed captions on Firestick by pressing down on the directional button from your remote’s left arrow key until it highlights Audio. Then press ok when this is highlighted. This will turn off subtitles for the episode you are watching, but leave other subtitle options available in case you want to rewatch another episode later. 

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How to turn on Subtitles on Hulu?

If you are watching a film or TV show episode, subtitles will be automatically turned on. You can turn them off by following the same process as turning them off in the article above.

NOTE: If you are subscribed to Hulu with No Ads, your videos will only have the Captions+ SDH option available under their subtitle options. This is because you get all your videos ad-free and with a higher video quality than Standard Definition (SD) while also having the Captions+ SDH subtitles turned on by default.

Formatting Hulu Subtitles

The Hulu app has an interesting formatting feature. With it, you can format your subtitles. You can change their size, color, font, etc., to suit your preferences. 

NOTE: This will only work with the Captions+ SDH subtitle option. You will need to have this turned on to use the Hulu app’s formatting feature. 

  1. Open the Hulu app and click on any video you want to watch
  2. Click on Captions+ SDH, and then select the formatting icon in the top-right corner of your screen.
  3. Format your subtitles by clicking on Font, Style, Opacity, or Size individually. Each option comes with multiple selections. You can also change its Letterboxing if you want.
  4. Save your changes by hitting Update. 

Congratulations, You have successfully changed the subtitles as per your preferences. Happy streaming

Hulu Subtitles Not Working? Try These Solutions

While Hulu subtitles work great, sometimes they disappear, change color or simply fail to show up on your stream. If this happens, don’t worry! Read on to see our list of solutions.

NOTE: Before you continue with these steps on how to troubleshoot Hulu subtitles on Fire Stick, make sure that the Captions+ SDH subtitle option is turned off. This is because if it’s turned on, Hulu will automatically override your custom subtitles settings and add their own automatically customizable subtitles. 

Solution 1: Refresh the Hulu app [Most Common]

If you have been streaming for a while, you might experience this issue when your subtitle changes color or simply fails to show up on your stream. In order to fix this, try refreshing the Hulu app by following the steps below.

NOTE: This will only work for those Hulu subtitles that fail to show up on your stream.

  1. Launch the Settings app on Fire TV or Fire Stick and select Applications 
  2. Select Manage Installed Applications and then Find “Hulu.” Click on it and press ok when prompted.
  3. Once you have selected Hulu, click on “Force Stop” and click on “Uninstall Updates.” Wait for the Hulu app to uninstall its updates.
  4. Open the Hulu app and try streaming your video again. You will see that your subtitles are back with no issues! 

Solution 2: Adjusting Subtitle Settings [Most Advanced]

While refreshing the Hulu app does fix most subtitle issues, there are some that might still remain. If this is your case, it means that there is something wrong with your subtitles settings. 

NOTE: This will only work if you have already turned on the Captions+ SDH option under your settings.

  1. Open the Hulu app and click on any video you want to watch
  2. Click on Captions+ SDH, and then select the formatting icon in the top-right corner of your screen.
  3. Scroll down until you find a section called Default Style. Make sure that it says Font Size 16px, Case On, Letter Box, and Text Alignment Left.
  4. Click on the Apply button located in the top-right corner of your screen.
  5. Click on Update at the bottom of your screen to save your changes.
  6. Open the Netflix app and watch any video. If subtitles fail to show up, you can try refreshing the Netflix app as explained above. If they do appear, this means that the Hulu app has fixed itself. 

Well done! You have managed to solve all subtitles issues with just a few taps of the Firestick remote.

Final Thoughts

We hope now you know how to turn off the subtitles on Hulu with Firestick. We also covered how to customize and turn on closed captions on Firestick. Moreover, we tried to cover all the relevant aspects of Firestick subtitles in this article, including some fixes if subtitles aren’t working on your system. Hopefully, you found the information in this article informative enough to solve your problem. 

At any time while playing a video on Hulu, you are only a few menus away from turning off the subtitles. However, keep in mind that subtitles on Hulu are a user preference. It means that if you have multiple Hulu profiles, you will have to disable subtitles for each profile individually. Merely switching off subtitles for one profile will not disable them for all the profiles on your Hulu app. 

The steps listed here work great and solve almost all subtitle issues. If, however you still come across some problems while disabling subtitles, we recommend getting in touch with Hulu support. Alternatively, you can also comment down below, and we will try our best to help you resolve the issue. Thank you for reading, and happy streaming!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why does my Hulu keep turning on the subtitles?

If your CC keeps turning on as you stream a title, it’s probably because someone has turned subtitles to auto. To solve this problem, go to the info menu. Once you are there, check what the option says under the “Subtitles & Captions” setting. It will most probably be turned to auto. Turn it Off, and then tap the X button to save your selection and resume playing the stream. 

Why am I unable to see Subtitles on Hulu? 

In most cases, you are unable to see subtitles while streaming on Hulu because you have probably turned them off in the settings. Follow the instructions above to turn them back on. But, there can also be other reasons why you are unable to see subtitles. These can be: 

  • You are using an old version of the Hulu app
  • Your streaming device’s firmware needs to update
  • There is some problem with Hulu’s subtitle option

Why am I unable to turn off CC on Firestick even after pressing the CC button on my remote control? 

If you are unable to turn off the closed captions on your Firestick, there’s probably some problem with the remote control button. Check it for any hardware issues. Alternatively, you can easily turn off CC on Firestick by following the above instructions. 

Are Hulu subtitles available on all Hulu titles? 

Yes, Hulu is a premium video streaming service. All of its shows, movies, and documentaries come with subtitles. However, some users may face subtitle issues in some cases, mainly when a title is a recent addition. In such a scenario, wait a few days for Hulu management to solve the issue. You don’t need to do anything at your end to solve the problem. 

How Do I turn off Subtitles on Hulu Firestick?

You can easily turn off the subtitles on Hulu Firestick by following our set of instructions above.