14 Oct 2020 Heather York

Q: How do I turn on captions on my TV?

A: New television remote controls are required to have a “first level” caption button. That is, you should not have to navigate through a menu to find the CC button. Viewers with voice-controlled cable boxes can turn captions on by saying “captions on.”

If you’re not watching standard television, please see the programmer’s guide for your device or platform. For example, turning on captions for Netflix on an Apple TV is different than turning on captions for the same service on your computer.