How to Turn Subtitles On or Off in Starz Video Streaming App

As an avid viewer of movies and shows on the Starz streaming service, I often find myself needing to toggle subtitles on or off depending on the situation. Having the option for subtitles is extremely helpful when watching content late at night and needing to keep the volume low to avoid disturbing others. Subtitles can also aid in understanding dialogue that may be difficult to hear clearly.

The Starz app makes it simple to enable or disable subtitles across devices. Whether you are using Starz on your mobile phone, tablet, computer, or smart TV, subtitles can be turned on or off with just a few taps or clicks. Here is a detailed guide on how to toggle subtitles in the Starz app on all major devices.

Turning Subtitles On or Off on iPhone and iPad

The Starz app for iOS allows you to enable subtitles while watching movies and shows. Here are the steps:

  • Open the Starz app on your iPhone or iPad
  • Select the movie or show you want to watch
  • Tap on the screen to bring up the media controls
  • Select the subtitle icon in the top right corner (it looks like a dialog box with lines in it)
  • Choose from subtitle options like English, Spanish, Off, etc.
  • Select your preferred language or Off to disable subtitles
  • Subtitles will now be enabled or disabled based on your selection

You can repeat these steps to change subtitle settings anytime while watching a video in the Starz iOS app. The last used setting will be remembered for subsequent videos.

Enabling or Disabling Subtitles on Android Devices

Much like the iOS app, Starz on Android also lets you customize subtitle options when streaming content. Follow these instructions:

  • Launch the Starz app on your Android phone or tablet
  • Pick a movie or show to watch
  • Tap the screen once to reveal the media controls
  • Look for the subtitle icon in top right and tap it
  • Select your desired subtitle language, or choose Off to turn subtitles off
  • Your subtitle preference will now apply to your video
  • Repeat to alter subtitle settings for other videos

These steps for managing subtitles work on any Android device with the Starz app, whether phone, tablet, or Android TV.

Using Subtitles on Starz through Amazon Fire TV

If you access the Starz streaming library through the Amazon Fire TV platform, you can still control subtitle options when watching programs. Here is how:

  • Open the Starz app on your Fire TV device
  • Pick a title to play and start watching
  • Press the center button on your remote control to bring up the playback overlay
  • Use the remote to highlight the subtitle icon and click to open settings
  • Choose subtitle language or Off to enable/disable subtitles
  • Subtitles will now display according to your preference

By using your Fire TV remote, you can easily adjust subtitle settings without having to exit the video.

Controlling Subtitles in the Starz App on Roku

Much like other platforms, the Starz app on Roku media players also lets you manage subtitles while streaming movies and shows. Follow these quick steps:

  • Launch the Starz app on your Roku device
  • Select a title to play
  • Click the asterisk button on your Roku remote to open the playback menu
  • Use the directional buttons to highlight the subtitle icon and press OK
  • Choose language option or Off to turn subtitles on/off
  • Subtitles will be enabled or disabled based on your choice

Repeat the process at any time to alter subtitle preferences from within the Starz app on your Roku player.

Changing Subtitle Settings on the Starz Website

When streaming Starz through a web browser on your computer, the website offers subtitle controls for videos. Here is how you can access them:

  • Go to and login to your account
  • Browse the Starz catalog and pick a show or movie to watch
  • Click the play icon to start the video
  • Look for the CC (closed captions) icon in the playback toolbar
  • Select subtitle language or Off from the list
  • Subtitles will now be turned on or off based on your setting

The Starz website remembers the last subtitle preference set. You can follow these instructions to adjust them anytime when streaming from a computer.


Regardless of how you access the Starz streaming library – whether through a mobile app, smart TV platform, or web browser – you can easily control subtitle options on the fly. The ability to toggle subtitles on or off only requires a few taps or clicks within the Starz app itself across any device.