Netflix is almost everywhere, except North Korea, Crimea, North Korea, and Syria. Netflix is a must-have subscription for 193 million Netflix users around the world. This is due to the high-quality programming it produces and distributes. Netflix was the recipient of seven Academy Awards in April 2021. This is more than any other distributor. It’s worth it just for that reason.
Netflix supports more than 20 languages. It makes it easy for you to choose the display language. You can use the display language to describe movies, name genre categories and control the app’s controls like the Play and Next Episode buttons. You will learn how to change both the display language and the audio/subtitles language for a specific movie or show.
How to Change Language on the Netflix Website
You can change the language displayed on your computer, tablet, or another device by visiting Netflix.com. The language option is not available on your phone or tablet apps.
- Navigate to netflix.com
- Sign in to your Netflix account.
- Click the Manage profiles
- Choose the profile that you wish to update.
- Select your preferred language from the Language
- Click the Save
- Click the Done
You can find the settings you need by clicking on your profile picture in the top-right corner if you are already logged into Netflix. Then select Manage Profiles.
You can also change your language preferences by selecting your profile pic, then going to Account > Parental Controls, or directly to Language Preferences.
You can also change the display language or tell Netflix in which languages you prefer to watch movies. Netflix states, “Letting Netflix know helps us set up your audio/subtitles.”
No matter how you arrive there, you can always edit your profile to change the language of Netflix.
Let’s suppose you change from English to Espanol. Netflix will ask you “Quien esta viendo alhora?” the next time that you login.
Logout to allow the changes to take place on your tablet or phone.
How to Add subtitles or change the language of a show
Let’s suppose you want to see a foreign movie or a show that a friend recommended. You can change the language of the show or add subtitles if it isn’t in your language. These steps apply to all Netflix versions, regardless of whether you’re viewing in a browser or on a smartphone, tablet, or other Netflix apps, such as Roku and Windows 10.
- Watch the show your love.
- Select the Audio and Subtitlesbutton from the menu. It looks like a speech bubble.
- You can choose an audio language other than the original if you are okay with dubbed movies. The audio in the above example isn’t available in English. However, English subtitles can be found.
Dubbed audio may not always be produced well. Subtitles might also have issues. Depending on the creator, audio tracks and subtitles may vary in quality.
How to search for shows in a particular language
Anyone who has ever tried to learn a new language will know how useful it is to watch movies and television in that language. It’s great to do it!
Search via the Search Box
This is an easy way to search for shows in a specific language on Netflix. Search for “[Spanish] language” in the Netflix search box. You can then substitute [Spanish] for any language that interests you. You don’t have to be afraid of searching for languages that Netflix doesn’t advertise they offer. You might get lucky.
Some search results will include genres that reflect your chosen language. These subgenres were found in a recent search for the phrase “French language”.
- French-Language TV Programs
- French-Language Movies
- French-Language TV Shows that are suspenseful
- Films in French-Language Movies are critically acclaimed
- French-Language Documentaries
- Gritty French-Language Movies
- Romantic French-Language Movies
You can also view a show made in your language and change the audio or subtitles to suit the language you are learning. There may not be many options.
Subtitle or audio language search for Netflix
If you’re using the Netflix website, try navigating to https://www.netflix.com/browse/audio. You can now use the dropdown boxes to search shows with Audio in any language that you choose. Let’s start with Italian.
You can see that the search results do not include only movies with an Italian audio track. To see more results, you can sort by year, Z-A or A-Z.
The same search can be used to find subtitles for a specific language. We will search for Japanese subtitles.
Modifying the appearance of subtitles
Let’s also discuss how to change subtitle sizes, positions, and colors on Netflix.
- Choose your profile picture.
- Select Account.
- Select a profile in the Profile and Parental Controls section.
- Select Change in the Subtitle Appearance section.
- You can modify the subtitles that appear on this user’s device by clicking here.
Note – If you have an Apple device, please follow Netflix’s instructions to modify the appearance of subtitles in the device settings.
Expand your Horizons
Watching a movie in another can help you become a better global citizen. As the old saying goes: “To learn another language is to make new friends.”