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nocable
Level 7

Roku Channel Movies - Subtitles

Does the Roku Movie Channel offer subtitles for movies that are shown there?

I was watch The Matrix the other night and it sure would have been helpful to have subtitles to hear every word spoken, in what are sometimes very noisy environments.

I enjoy subtitles while watching movies on Vudu, but I'd have to pay to watch The Matrix there...
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Ultra & 3600
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Basil
Level 10

Re: Roku Channel Movies - Subtitles

Yes. Press the Options button and change the Closed Captioning setting to On Always.
Basil
https://www.basilsblog.com/
Roku Ultra (4660)
Apple TV (5th gen), TiVo

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nocable
Level 7

Re: Roku Channel Movies - Subtitles

"Basil" wrote:
Yes. Press the Options button and change the Closed Captioning setting to On Always.

Okay, I'll go into the Roku settings and select that. Thanks.
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Ultra & 3600
SPECTRUM - 100/10 Mbps

Favorite Roku Channels:
WEATHER4US
PLUTO TV
YOU TUBE
PLUTO TV
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Basil
Level 10

Re: Roku Channel Movies - Subtitles

"nocable" wrote:
"Basil" wrote:
Yes. Press the Options button and change the Closed Captioning setting to On Always.

Okay, I'll go into the Roku settings and select that. Thanks.

That's not in Roku settings. That's in the app.
Basil
https://www.basilsblog.com/
Roku Ultra (4660)
Apple TV (5th gen), TiVo

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nocable
Level 7

Re: Roku Channel Movies - Subtitles

"Basil" wrote:
"nocable" wrote:
"Basil" wrote:
Yes. Press the Options button and change the Closed Captioning setting to On Always.

Okay, I'll go into the Roku settings and select that. Thanks.

That's not in Roku settings. That's in the app.

Then I'm clueless on where the Options button is within the Roku Channel app.
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Ultra & 3600
SPECTRUM - 100/10 Mbps

Favorite Roku Channels:
WEATHER4US
PLUTO TV
YOU TUBE
PLUTO TV
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Basil
Level 10

Re: Roku Channel Movies - Subtitles

It's on the remote. It looks like an asterisk. Notice at the top of the screen, it should say * Options
Basil
https://www.basilsblog.com/
Roku Ultra (4660)
Apple TV (5th gen), TiVo

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Roku boxes from every generation.
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nocable
Level 7

Re: Roku Channel Movies - Subtitles

"Basil" wrote:
It's on the remote. It looks like an asterisk. Notice at the top of the screen, it should say * Options

Yes... I had seen that and tried it too soon, and gave up.
But, I figured out that you have to be playing the movie, to gain access to the Closed Caption Menu through the * (Options).
So, that was EASY!!
What threw me off was my prior experience with VUDU, where you can access the Closed Captions at the bottom of the screen, ans turn them on and off.
I had tried the Roku Channel Options *, when I first landed on the channel, and when nothing happened, I wrongly assumed that that Options * feature was not operating...
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Ultra & 3600
SPECTRUM - 100/10 Mbps

Favorite Roku Channels:
WEATHER4US
PLUTO TV
YOU TUBE
PLUTO TV
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Basil
Level 10

Re: Roku Channel Movies - Subtitles

"nocable" wrote:
Yes... I had seen that and tried it too soon, and gave up.

But, I figured out that you have to be playing the movies, to gain access to the Closed Caption Menu through the * (Options).

So, that was EASY!!

What through me off was my prior experience with VUDU, where you can access the Closed Captions at the bottom of the screen, ans turn them on and off.

I had tried the Roku Channel Options *, when I first landed on the channel, and when nothing happened, I wrongly assumed that that Options * feature was not operating...

Sorry. I should have been clear that it was during playback that you use the Options button. That would have saved you a few days aggrivation.
Basil
https://www.basilsblog.com/
Roku Ultra (4660)
Apple TV (5th gen), TiVo

Previous:
Roku boxes from every generation.
Apple TV (2nd, 3rd, 4th gen)
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