The ESPN app is famous for its variety of sports content. That’s why the service has so many fans. The plus side is that it can also be installed on Samsung TVs. However, sometimes you may accidentally turn on subtitles, which will interfere with watching your favorite content.
The good thing is that you can quickly turn them off at any time. The ESPN app for your Samsung TV doesn’t have an on/off subtitle feature. But you can do it with the TV settings themselves. You only need to know that the option is called Closed Captions (CC), not Subtitles.
So here’s how it works.
How to disable Closed Captions on Samsung TV
If you want to disable closed captions in ESPN on your Samsun TV, you can follow these steps:
- Go to the Home screen and use the directional pad on your Samsung TV remote control to open Settings (All Settings).
- Then go to the General (General & Privacy) section and select Accessibility.
- After that, select Caption Settings.
- Finally, click Caption to turn the subtitles off.
Sometimes you can find a special CC button on the remote control. By pressing it, you can turn subtitles on and off faster than through the settings.
Moreover, you can find a couple of additional features in this menu. With Caption Mode, you can change the subtitle language. And Digital Caption Options allow you to change the font, size, color, background of the subtitles, and more. You may need these settings to re-enable closed captions and customize them to your liking.
What can you do if Closed Captions aren’t turning off on Samsung TV?
If you’ve done the steps above, but the subtitles still won’t turn off, it’s probably not the TV settings themselves. The fact is that subtitles can also be turned on on an external source. This could be a cable box, a satellite set-top box, or any streaming device currently on the market that allows you to watch many programs on your Samsung TV.
Because of this, you need to check the settings on your source device and disable the closed captioning feature. Because if you disabled them on the TV, if they were enabled on the source device, they would still be transmitted to the TV.
If the closed captioning is glitchy on the screen of your Samsung TV, turn it off for a few minutes. Then turn the TV back on, and the subtitles should appear correctly.
What are Accessibility Shortcuts on Samsung TV?
Your Samsung TV has Accessibility settings that you can use to change the picture’s appearance, color, and more. The good news is that you don’t have to go into Settings to get to them. Just press and hold the Mute button on the remote to open the shortcut menu. If you don’t have that button, then press and hold the Volume button.
Let’s take a look at all the Accessibility features that are available on Samsung TV.
- Voice Guide
- The TV will verbally describe menu options and announce the TV’s channel and volume when changed.
- Video description
- It provides an audio description of video scenes. This feature is only available with broadcasts that provide this service.
- High Contrast
- This feature displays menus with an opaque black background and a white font.
- It enlarges the text’s size on the screen for easier reading.
- As you already know, this feature allows you to watch broadcast channels and some apps with closed captions.
- It changes the screen’s colors to black and white, which can help with specific vision problems.
- Color Inversion
- It inverts the colors of the text and background.
- Picture Off
- It disables the screen and leaves only the sound. This is especially useful when listening to music.
- Learn TV Remote
- It gives a verbal explanation for each button on the remote and its function when pressed.
- Learn Menu Screen
- It enables a verbal explanation of the menus and features on the screen.
- Multi-output Audio
- This feature turns on the TV speakers and Bluetooth headphones so that you can simultaneously hear the audio from both devices. You can set the headphones to a higher volume as well. Depending on your current area or TV model, this feature may not be available.
- Sign Language Zoom
- It allows you to zoom in on the sign language displayed on the screen. You can select Edit Sign Language Zoom to enlarge or change the screen’s position.
- Slow button repeat
- It changes the operation speed of the remote control buttons when you press and hold them.
There is nothing complicated about setting up Closed Captions or other Accessibility features on your Samsung TV. All of these preferences also apply to apps, including ESPN.