iTunes: Language settings for video

Many movies and TV shows available on the iTunes Store have built-in support for multiple languages for audio and for subtitles. Learn how to change languages.

Mac or PC:

  1. In iTunes, move your cursor to reveal playback controls. Click the speech balloon icon on the right (next to the AirPlay and full-screen controls), and then select your language.

iTunes 11 Video Playback Controls - Alternate Audio and Subtitles

iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch:

On iPhone and iPod touch, tap the speech bubble on the right of the playback controls.

iPhone and iPod touch video playback

On iPad, tap on the speech bubble on left of the playback controls. If you're using any of your devices with AirPlay to stream your movie via Apple TV, you can change the audio or subtitle language from your device as you watch.

iPad video playback

iPod nano:

  1. Go to Preferences in iTunes on your Mac or PC.
  2. Click on the Playback Preferences tab.
  3. Select the audio and subtitle languages you wish to see when viewing video content.
    iPod nano video playback
  4. On your iPod nano, tap Settings > Video.
  5. Enable alternate audio and subtitles.

    Audio Language Selection

Apple TV:

If you're playing a video on Apple TV, press and hold down the Select button on the Apple TV remote. Then, navigate to the Subtitles and Audio tabs to select the language you want.

Apple TV video playback

Audio Language Selection

Learn more

You can change the default audio and subtitle languages whenever they're available for the video you're selecting.

On a Mac or PC: Choose Preferences from the iTunes menu, and then click the Playback tab to make changes.

On Apple TV: Choose Settings > Audio & Video, and then select an audio and subtitle language for each.

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