Roku streaming player founded in October 2002. It is a variety of digital media players that allow users to access the internet streamed audio, video services on their TV. this is a very easy and convenient way to stream all forms of media on your TV screen.

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Roku media player is one of the most popular and user-friendly streaming devices on the market. But it doesn’t mean that everyone is born knowing how to set and manage different features on Roku devices.

You can access 4000+ free and paid channels through a Roku streaming device. That is packed with contents ranging local favourites to the Blockbuster hits. To display the spoken elements, sound effects, or background noise of movies or TV show as a text on your TV screen, you need to enable closed caption on Roku.

These captions provide a subtitle for everything you watch on your TV screen. These closed caption features provide an important connection to entertainment for individuals who are hard of hearing or deaf. When any dialogue is difficult to understand or the volume of TV is not turned up too loud, then the Closed Caption (CC) feature help us to understand the correct meaning of the content.

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If you wish to know how to enable closed caption on Roku device, never fear: I am here to describe how to enable the closed caption on Roku device and on several Roku channels.

Important Notes:-

  • The closed captions will not show on the screen unless the service provider includes that feature to content.
  • Some service providers activate the Closed Caption (CC) within the channels. The setting of the Closed Caption will not affect the content of the service provider.

Here are the basic ways to enable closed captioning on or off.

Step 1. Press the Home button > Setting > OK

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If you are not on the home screen of your TV, press “Home” on your remote, then search setting the option on the left side of the menu bar, highlight the setting option and press “OK” button.

Step 2. Go to Accessibility

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The next step is to find “Accessibility” on the menus (if you don’t see “Accessibility” then you can go for “Caption”). Highlight it and press the “OK” button on the remote.

Step 3. Then Select the Captions mode

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Finally, you have reached the caption settings. Highlight the “Captions Mode” and press “OK” on the remote. You will see these four options to choose from.

  • Off:- it means your closed captions will never appear.
  • On:- Its means your closed captions will always appear, only when it’s available by the service provider.
  • On replay:- You will see the closed captions by pressing the “Replay” button on your remote.
  • When mute:- The closed caption will appear only when the volume of the device is muted. This feature is not available on all Roku device.

Customize the Closed Captions

There are only three style elements which can be customized (i) Text, (ii) Background, and (iii) Window. It is only for those channels who use closed captions (CC) settings available on a Roku media player.

Step 1. Press the Home button > Setting > OK

If you are not on the home screen of your TV, press “Home” on your remote, then search setting the option on the left side of the menu bar, highlight the setting option and press “OK” button.

Step 2. Go to Accessibility > Caption style

The next step is to find “Accessibility” on the menus, and then “Caption style” (if you don’t see “Accessibility” then you can go for “Caption”). Highlight it and press the “OK” button on the remote.

Step 3. Adjust the Style Element.

In this section, adjust the style of elements and the preview will appear with the example of changes.

  • Text: You can customize your text as per your choice such as — Style (font) / Size / Color / Edge Effect / Opacity.
  • Background: You can customize, Color/Opacity.
  • Window: You can customize, Color/Opacity.

Use Closed Captions (CC), During Playback

Closed Captions (CC) can be often on or off during playback only when the channels should have to use Closed Captions (CC) settings.

Step 1. During Payback Press Star button

At the time of playback, you need to press “Star Button” (*) on your remote it will open the “Options menu”.

Step 2. Choose “Closed Captioning”

Find “Closed Captioning” in the menus by scrolling up or down and Highlight it and press the “OK” button on the remote.

Step 3. Choose your preference by pressing the left or right button on the remote.

Finally, you have reached the final step. Use your remote’s left or right button and choose when caption appears. You will see these four options to choose from.

  • Off:- it means your closed captions will never appear.
  • On:- Its means your closed captions will always appear, only when it’s available by the service provider.
  • On replay:- You will see the closed captions by pressing the “Replay” button on your remote.
  • When mute:- The closed caption will appear only when the volume of the device is muted. This feature is not available on all Roku device.

Note

  • These features are not available for all channels.
  • If you turn on or off the closed caption on Roku at the time of playback, the setting will be retained for future programs.

Other features of the Roku device

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Final Words

I hope you are satisfied with this article and your all queries are solved regarding Closed Caption on Roku device. I have explained the steps of enabling Closed Captions, Step of customizing the Closed Captions and the use of Closed Captions during the playback.

If you have still questions or issue related to the closed caption on Roku or any other queries of Roku device, feel free to contact us our customer care executive are waiting for your call. We are available 24×7 and 365 days for your service. We will definitely solve all queries related to the Roku Streaming Device.