Check if films and TV shows have accessibility features in the Apple TV app

Films and TV shows with accessibility features are labelled with AD for audio descriptions, CC for closed captions and SDH for subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

On your iPhone or iPad

  1. Open the Apple TV app.
  2. Tap Search and enter the name of a film or TV show.
  3. Tap the film or TV show to go to its description page.
  4. Check for closed captions (CC), subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH) or audio descriptions (AD).

To learn which languages are available with each accessibility feature, scroll to the Languages section at the bottom of the description page.


On your Mac or on the web

  1. Open the Apple TV app or go to tv.apple.com.
  2. Use the search bar to find a film or TV show.
  3. Click a film or TV show to go to its description page.
  4. Under the description, check for closed captions (CC), subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH) or audio descriptions (AD).

To learn which languages are available with each accessibility feature, scroll to the Languages section at the bottom of the description page.


On your Apple TV

  1. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility.
  2. Turn on Audio Descriptions.
  3. Open the Apple TV app.
  4. Search for a film or TV show.
  5. On the film's description page, check for closed captions (CC), subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH) or audio descriptions (AD).

To learn which languages are available with each accessibility feature, scroll to the Languages and Accessibility sections at the bottom of the description page.


On your smart TV or streaming device

  1. Open the Apple TV app.
  2. At the top of the screen, go to Movies or TV Shows. Or go to Search to find a film or TV show.
  3. On the description page, check for closed captions (CC), subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH) or audio descriptions (AD).

To learn which languages are available with each accessibility feature, scroll to the Languages and Accessibility sections at the bottom of the description page.


On your PC in the Apple TV app for Windows

  1. Open the Apple TV app.
  2. Use the search bar to find a film or TV show.
  3. Click a film or TV show to go to its description page.
  4. Under the description, check for closed captions (CC), subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH) or audio descriptions (AD).

To learn which languages are available with each accessibility feature, scroll to the Languages section at the bottom of the description page.


Accessibility features in the Apple TV app

Accessibility features that are available in the Apple TV app include closed captions, subtitles and audio descriptions. Availability of these features varies by country or region.

the closed-captions icon

Closed-captions (CC) content is a visual transcription of a video's dialogue, as well as any non-verbal communication. CC content might also help identify the speaker in a video.

the subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing icon

Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH) content is similar to closed captions, but SDH content might be available in some situations where CC is not, and might be available in additional languages.

the audio-described content icon

Audio-described (AD) content uses a spoken audio track to describe what's happening onscreen.


How to turn on AD, CC or SDH

The availability of accessibility features varies by country and region.

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