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FAQs – Does Tablo Support Closed Captioning?


Closed captioning (CC) may not be the most desired feature for a majority of the consumers. It certainly is critical for many others and not just those that are hard of hearing. The best part about owing a Tablo is that Tablo supports closed captioning on the majority of its platforms.

You might also enjoy using closed captioning if:

  • English (or the language in which the show is being broadcast) is not your first language
  • The dialogue in the show is being spoken quickly, is being mumbled or is spoken in a heavy accent
  • You or one of your family members have a learning disability
  • You want to watch TV silently (like while your partner sleeps)
  • You want to watch TV in a noisy environment (like while running on the treadmill)
  • You want to encourage literacy skills in your kids while they get their TV fix for the day

The Question

Does Tablo support closed captioning?

The Answer

Yes! Tablo supports closed captioning on the majority of its platforms including iOS smartphones and tablets, Android smartphones and tablets, Roku, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Xbox One and the web app at The interface of TV-connected Tablo DVRs also supports this feature.

#1 iOS Smartphones and Tablets:

To enable, simply select the closed captioning button in the bottom right of the player and select the CC option in the drop down.

Tablo iOS Closed Captioning Button

Tablo iOS Closed Captioning

#2 Android Smartphones and Tablets:

To enable, simply select the closed captioning button in the top right of the player.

Tablo Android Closed Captioning Button

Tablo Android Closed Captioning

#3 Roku:

To enable, simply select the star (*) button on the Roku remote and select ‘on’ for captions mode. (Apologies for the slightly blurry photo… it’s not possible to take a screenshot of the closed captioning enabled on Roku.)

Tablo Roku Closed Captions

#4 Apple TV:

To enable on the 4th Generation Apple TV, use the remote to swipe down from the top and select ‘Subtitles’ and then ‘CC’.

Tablo Apple TV closed captions

#5 Android TV:

To enable, press down for settings.

Tablo Android TV closed captions

#6 Amazon Fire TV:

To enable, press down for settings. 

Tablo Amazon Fire closed caption

#7 Tablo’s Web App:

To enable, select the closed captioning button in the player.

Tablo Web CC button

#8 Tablo’s Samsung TIZEN Smart TV App:

To enable, on your Samsung Smart TV’s menu go to SETTINGS > SYSTEM > ACCESSIBILITY -> CAPTION > ON.

tablo samsung tizen closed captioning

#8 TV-Connected Tablo DVR Interface:

To enable, press down for settings.

TV-Connected Tablo DVR closed captioning

The Exception

Unfortunately, Tablo does not support closed captioning via the LG Web OS app as the player software does not allow it.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates and if there are any other improvements for this feature you’d like to see, let us know!

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How to restart your phone/tablet

Sometimes, just restarting your smartphone or tablet can clear up issues with apps. The links below will provide detailed instructions on how to force close your Tablo app. 

Apple iPhone

Android smartphones 

Most Android smartphones and tablets can be restarted by holding the POWER button and then selecting RESTART or POWER OFF and RESTART from the POWER OPTIONS menu.

NOTE: Newer Samsung devices require you to hold the POWER/SIDE button and VOLUME DOWN to make the POWER OPTIONS menu appear. On the Google Pixel 6, hold the POWER and VOLUME UP buttons.

How to force close your Tablo app?

Sometimes, just restarting the app can fix things. The links below will provide detailed instructions on how to force close your Tablo app. 

Apple iPhone/iPad

Android smartphones/tablets 

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Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.  Follow the steps in the video below for a full walkthrough of the remaining parts of the Tablo setup process.

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