How to Switch Languages on Netflix on iPads

Watching movies and TV shows on Netflix is a popular pastime for many iPad users. With a vast library of titles available, you can find content in different languages. Whether you want to watch your favorite shows dubbed in another language or enable subtitles, changing the language settings on Netflix is easy on an iPad.

Why Change the Language on Netflix

Here are some common reasons for changing the language on Netflix:

  • Learn a new language: Enabling subtitles in a foreign language paired with audio in your native language is an excellent way to pick up vocabulary and phrases.
  • Watch foreign language content: Netflix has an extensive catalog of foreign language films and shows. Switching the default language allows you to watch them in the original language.
  • Accommodate family or friends: If you share your Netflix account with family or friends who speak another language, changing the settings makes it easier for them to watch content in their preferred language.

Steps to Change Display Language on Netflix

The display language controls the text you see on buttons, menus, and descriptions on Netflix. Follow these steps to change it:

  1. Launch the Netflix app on your iPad
  2. Tap on your profile icon in the bottom right corner
  3. Select Manage Profiles
  4. Tap on the profile you want to edit
  5. Scroll down and tap on Language
  6. Select your desired display language
  7. Tap the back arrow in the top left corner
  8. Close and relaunch the Netflix app to apply the changes

The new display language will now show across the Netflix app on your iPad.

Changing Subtitle and Audio Languages

Along with changing the display text language, you can also switch subtitle and audio languages for the shows and movies you watch.

Here is how to do it:

  1. Open any title on Netflix and let it play
  2. Tap the screen once to bring up options
  3. Select the Audio & Subtitles icon
  4. Choose your preferred language for subtitles
  5. Select your preferred language for audio
  6. The language change applies immediately

Repeat the process of selecting languages each time you start a new title if you want different subtitle and audio languages.

Steps to Change Languages on Netflix Website

You can also change Netflix profile language settings by visiting the Netflix website on your iPad:

  1. Open the Safari web browser app on your iPad
  2. Go to and login
  3. Tap your profile icon and select Account
  4. Scroll down and choose Change beside Language
  5. Select your desired Display Language
  6. Scroll further and pick subtitle/audio languages under Shows & Movies Languages
  7. Tap Save to apply changes

Tips for Changing Netflix Languages on an iPad

  • Closing and relaunching the Netflix app applies any display language changes you make.
  • You can set different display languages across profiles if multiple people use your Netflix account.
  • Selecting a foreign language for subtitles and enabling English audio helps learn new languages.
  • Language options differ across devices based on technical capabilities so try watching on a newer iPad model.
  • Contact Netflix support if you cannot find the language options you want for any title.

Changing the Netflix language settings on an iPad to enable subtitles or watch content dubbed in other languages is straightforward. With the steps outlined in this article, you can easily tailor language preferences for your profile. Learning to tweak these options enhances your Netflix viewing experience.