If Japanese subtitles don't format correctly or you can’t choose them

Japanese subtitles on some videos purchased in the iTunes Store might not appear or might not be formatted correctly.

The format of Japanese subtitles in videos purchased from the iTunes Store during June 2017 or later might display differently than videos purchased prior to June 2017 because of new multi-language file (MLF) formatting. You also might not be able to choose Japanese subtitles or the option for Japanese subtitles might not appear even in iTunes Store videos that have Japanese subtitles.

To view Japanese subtitles, update your iOS, macOS, tvOS, and get the latest version of iTunes.

Japanese subtitles can't be viewed on an Apple TV (2nd generation).

Learn more

Learn how to turn on closed captions and subtitles and customize the style of subtitles on your devices:

Learn how to find closed-captioned and subtitled content in the iTunes Store.

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