How to Enable Closed Captions (CC) on the 4th Generation Tablo App

Tablo Support - David
Tablo Support - David
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Samsung and LG smart TVs do not offer closed captioning for OTA (Over-the-Air) channels.

For how to enable closed captions on our legacy apps, go here.


The 4th Generation Tablo apps support closed captioning on most platforms including:

  • iOS mobile
  • Android mobile 
  • Roku
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android TV
  • Google TV

On Tablo apps except for Roku, to enable closed captioning, simply hit PAUSE or press DOWN on the directional pad to reveal the player controls. 



On the far right-hand side of the player controls tray, you'll see a toggle for captions. This will be off by default but you can enable captions by hitting SELECT or ENTER

On Roku, closed captioning can be enabled by pressing the STAR (*) button on the Roku remote.




Once enabled, captions will be displayed on content where closed captions are available. 



The look and feel of the captions themselves will depend on the platform-level settings of your viewing device (usually found under ACCESSIBILITY). 

These settings will allow you to adjust not only when closed captions appear, but the size, background color, and in some cases, even the font. Of all platforms, Roku has the most robust set of closed captioning customization options.

Here are instructions for adjusting closed captioning for RokuAmazon Fire TV, and Chromecast with Google TV.