macOS High Sierra

Show subtitles or captions

If a movie has subtitles or captions, QuickTime Player can display them while the movie is playing. If the movie doesn’t have subtitles, you won’t see an option to view them.

Note: Captions need to be embedded using the CEA-608 format to allow the Closed Captioning option.

Open QuickTime Player for me

  • View subtitles: Choose View > Subtitles, then choose a language. You can also click the Subtitles button in the playback controls (or press and hold the Subtitles button in the Touch Bar) to see a list of available options.

  • View closed captions: Choose View > Show Closed Captioning.