Switching on subtitles

Turning on subtitles on your Sky box

To turn subtitles on for the channel you are currently watching on Sky Q:

  • Press ? (question mark) on your Sky Q remote, or the Subtitles button on your Sky Q Accessibility remote.
  • Press the Select button to toggle between Off and any available languages.
  • Subtitles will turn off again once you change the channel.

To permanently turn on subtitles for all channels on Sky Q:

  1. Press Home on your Sky Q remote
  2. Select Settings then Accessibility
  3. Select Subtitles and press select to toggle the setting between On and Off
Key Information

Top tip: Got a Sky Q remote with Voice Control? Press and hold the voice button and say “Turn subtitles on” into the microphone.

This turns subtitles on for all channels.

On Sky+:

  1. Press help on your Sky+ remote, or the Subtitles button on your Sky Easy Grip remote.
  2. Press the left or right arrow to toggle subtitles On or Off, then press select to save the setting

If you recorded a subtitled show on Sky+, they’ll be included and can’t be turned off in that recording. Sky Q customers can toggle subtitles on and off within recordings.

Subtitles in Ultra HD

Subtitles aren't available for Ultra HD Entertainment or Cinema content. You can, however, watch Ultra HD Sports content with subtitles by following these steps:

  1. Press Home on your Sky Q remote
  2. Scroll the Sports and select Ultra HD
  3. Select the live programme you want to watch and switch on subtitles.

Subtitles won't work by accessing Ultra HD content via the red button on Sky Sports channels.

Turning on subtitles in apps on your Sky Q box

Turning on subtitles for Sky GO

Key Information

Subtitles are available for On Demand content for Sky Go on your device. They are not available on live content or in recordings, or for games consoles. Subtitles are not available in the Sky Kids app or on the Sky Store section of the set top box.

Please note: Channel 4 content is currently not included, but is coming in 2021. This means that you may see an "S" in the programme details for a show, but if that show comes from Channel 4, the subtitles will not appear. Rest assured, this will be added in the coming months.


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For more help with subtitles on Sky, read Finding shows or movies with subtitles or Fixing problems with subtitles.