How to Change the Netflix Subtitles Font Size and Type

This quick guide will show you how to change the font that Netflix uses for Subtitles – you can increase or decrease the font size, use a different font entirely and more!

a Netflix window with the subtitles font changed

Please note: these changes may not be supported on all of the devices that you can use to stream Netflix videos. For example, any changes you make will not be displayed if you’re using the Netflix App for iOS (iPhone/iPad). If you want to change the Netflix subtitles on your iPhone or iPad, see this guide. Nor were the changes applied to the “Smart TV built-in Netflix App” on my mums television. The changes do work when watching Netflix through web browsers, and the Boxee Box Netflix App that I use to watch Netflix on my television also supported the changes.

Please feel encouraged to leave a comment on this guide letting us know if the changes were successfully displayed on the device/App you use to stream Netflix stuff!

Here goes!

  1. In a web browser on your computer, tablet or smartphone, visit the Netflix home page (link opens in a new tab/window) and sign in to your account. Move your cursor over your “name” in the upper-right corner until the “Options” menu expands. From that menu, select the Account link.
  2. the main Netflix options menu

  3. Locate the PROFILE & PARENTAL CONTROLS section and then click the profile that you wish to change the subtitles for.
  4. the Netflix profiles and appearances section

  5. Click the Change link next to Subtitle appearance
  6. Netflix Subtitles Font changes link

  7. From here you can change a bunch of the Subtitle font attributes. Click the Font ‘drop-down’ menu itself and review the available fonts.
  8. the Netflix subtitle font menu

  9. You can also change the Shadow of the font, the font and shadow colors, and the font size. There’s a “preview” window that you can use to review how your changes will appear. When you’re happy with your Netflix subtitle settings, click the Save button.
  10. the Netflix font and font size choices
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  11. Now open up a movie or TV show on Netflix, make sure you’ve enabled Subtitles – and ta-da! – there are your new subtitles!
  12. a Netflix window with the subtitles font changed
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  13. That’s it! You can always return to the Subtitle appearance section of Netflix to reset them back to the defaults, make other changes etc.

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13 thoughts on “How to Change the Netflix Subtitles Font Size and Type”

  1. I can get to size and color Change but can’t find over-ride. What do I click on to get to that? I’m trying to make changes so I can see the subtitles while watching Netflix on my Roku.

  2. kathrina estrologo

    I have tried to follow the instructions on how to make my subs large from tiny but it only applies to my android phone…our smart TV has this tiny subs and it makes my eyes feel tired in a longer time watching shows…i hope anyone could tell how to make the subs on my smart tv a little bit larger than it make my netflix subscription more convinient to all

  3. I followed the instructions for changing the font size in Netflix, but it didn’t change the size of the captions on my Samsung Smart TV. It’s only within the past few days that the captions in Netflix started being so large that it blocks the picture. My wife is hard of hearing and we need to use the captioning, but it’s impossible with the current size.

  4. Thank you Ross McKillop for this post! Appreciated explanation step by step. Also experts make a mistake in changing the font size, type and text color etc. By help of this blog and this tool we can create more designing styles, color, font size, etc. Really excellent blog able to like and share with friends.

  5. I’m not sure about androids, but with iPhones/iPad, go to Settings/general/accessibility and scroll down to change the subtitles & captioning. You can create as many styles and colors as you want BUT the trick to getting them to work on the Netflix app is the video override button below each style or color. If you don’t slide that over, it will continue to show the default style Netflix chooses, which is white only.

  6. These instructions worked for changing subtitles in the Web Browser if I were to watch a movie on the Browser on my Android but not in the App and now you are forced to watch the App if using your phone. Thanks anyway!

  7. Can someone help with setting my notebook display settings?

    I may have really messed up the way “things” are put on the notebook screen. I need the fonts larger – for everything. So, I used the Display Settings to change fonts and sizes and now lots of things are displayed incorrectly, lots of boxes. Boxes for the rating “stars”, boxes for the left arrow and right arrow Netflix uses to navigate.

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