How To Change Netflix Audio Language And Subtitle Language

Many movies on Netflix are not originally made in the English Language. This usually makes it difficult for users to be able to watch and understand such movies.

In times like that, one thing which comes to mind is Subtitles. Unfortunately, some subtitles are not originally written in the English Language.

In this article, we shall teach you how to change the audio language and subtitle language of a Netflix movie to aid in easy comprehension. Follow the subsequent title keenly.

How To Change Subtitle Language Of Your Netflix Account

In order to change the subtitle language of your Netflix account in order for you to best understand movies that are not primarily in your language, follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to your Netflix account.
  2. Select ‘Manage profile’.
  3. Select the profile you wish to change the language for.
  4. Under the language box, click on the language visible.
  5. Select from the dropdown list of languages the one that you prefer.
  6. Try playing a movie from your account to see if the subtitle appears in the language you selected in the previous step.

If you are unable to see subtitles in your language from the dropdown list, it means there are no subtitles for your language on Netflix. The video streaming site tries as much as possible to provide subtitles in as many languages as possible but can however not cover all languages so if your language is not listed, you have to find another language to use.

Also, some movies may naturally come with no subtitles at all and so do not require you to change your language since there’s no subtitle at all available.


The instructions that are given above only work on the desktop version of Netflix so try and log in from a Desktop PC or Laptop.

How To Change The Subtitle Language And Audio Language For A Movie You Are Watching

Aside from setting the subtitle language for your entire Netflix account, you can set the language for a specific show or movie you are watching.

  1. Log in to your Netflix account.
  2. Select the movie you wish to watch.
  3. Select the dialogue box that appears before the ‘enlarge screen’ button.
  4. You can then select from the ‘Audio’ or Subtitles column, the language you prefer.

Note: Not every movie or series or Tv show has multiple languages available. Some are only recorded in a single language and so when you go through the process above for such shows, you’ll see no languages under the ‘Audio column’. However, if the show is recorded in several languages, you should see the list of languages under the ‘Audio’ column.


Netflix is obviously a user-centred video streaming platform which tries to give its users enough on-platform comfort while serving the best of entertainment. Not having your movie play in a language you understand or not having a subtitle in a language you understand definitely erodes the very values Netflix seeks to project on its platform. That’s why these options are available for users of the platform. I hope this article was helpful in making you change your Netflix Subtitle language and audio language. Kindly leave us a comment in the comment box.

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