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Tablo FAQs - Does Tablo Support Closed Captioning?

While closed captioning (CC) may not be the most 'sexy' feature, it's certainly critical for many people, and not just those that are hard of hearing. 

You might also enjoy using closed captioning if:

  • Tablo Closed CaptionsEnglish (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 (Except via Tablo ENGINE app), Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and the web app at my.tablotv.com

 

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

 

 

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

  

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 

 

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

 

Android TV
To enable, press and hold the select button and check the closed caption box. 

Tablo Android TV closed captions

 

 

Amazon Fire TV
To enable, press and hold the select button and check the closed caption box. 

Tablo Amazon Fire closed caption

 

 

Tablo's Web App
To enable, select the closed captioning button in the player. 

Tablo Web CC button

 

The Exceptions
Unfortunately, Tablo does not yet support closed captioning via the LG Web OS app, the Xbox One app, nor the Tablo ENGINE app, but this is a feature that we hope to be able to add to these platforms in the future. 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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