How to Turn Off Closed Caption on Peacock

Written by Ivana - Reviewed by Tijana Streaming

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Peacock is an American video streaming service owned and operated by NBCUniversal, offering exclusive original TV series, classic and new movies, as well as, Peacock Channels 24/7, live TV news and sports events.

Peacock also lets its users choose whether they want to watch with subtitles. You can turn on or off the closed captions in settings or while the TV show or movie is playing from any device.

Closed captions are useful for people with hearing disabilities or those that don’t understand the original language of the video. However, if you don’t need subtitles to watch a movie, they might be a bit annoying.

So, if you are looking for how to turn off closed captions or subtitles on Peacock, we’ll explain the steps in this blog post.

How to turn off closed captioning on Peacock while the video is playing

If you are watching on a TV:

  1. Select a movie, TV show or program you want to watch.
  2. While the video is playing, press the down arrow on your remote control and move to the left to highlight the rectangular icon to access the video playing options.
  3. Press ‘OK’ on your remote to turn on the text bubble icon.
  4. When the options show, look for the Subtitles option.
  5. Turn off the subtitles or choose any language if you want to enable it.

If you’ve turned on subtitles, wait for 30 seconds for the subtitles to show up.

If you are watching on a mobile device or tablet:

  1. Open the Peacock app.
  2. Select a movie, TV show or program you want to watch.
  3. Tap anywhere on the video to access the video playback options.
  4. Select the text bubble icon.
  5. Turn off the subtitles or choose the subtitle you want to use.

How to turn off closed captioning or add customization to subtitles on Peacock in the streaming device Settings

You can turn off or customize subtitles/closed captions on Peacock from Settings depending on the device you are using.

For Android, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the Settings menu of your streaming device.
  2. Select ‘General Settings’ and find the ‘Accessibility’ option.
  3. Navigate to the ‘Hearing/Audiosection.
  4. With your remote, go to ‘Subtitles & Captioning’ or ‘Captions’ depending on your device.
  5. Here you can turn off the subtitles or customize them.

For iOS and TVOS:

  1. Open ‘Settings’ of the device.
  2. Tap on ‘Accessibility’.
  3. Go to the ‘Hearing’ section.
  4. Open ‘Subtitles & Captioning’ and choose whether you want to turn off or customize your subtitles.

For Xbox One:

To customize or turn off subtitles/closed captions on Xbox One, visit their official website at

If you are using any other streaming devices and want to know how to change or turn off/on subtitles or change the app language on them, check out our guides on how to change the language on Netflix, how to put subtitles and change the language on Disney Plus, how to turn on subtitles on HBO Max and how to enable subtitles on Amazon Prime.

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