How to Set Closed Captioning to Spanish

By Sameerah Blue

Closed captioning is a service that allows the hearing impaired to enjoy television. It allows a person to read along with the program by providing subtitles at the bottom of the screen. Closed captioning is available in both English and Spanish. Changing the language of the closed captioning is controlled through your television's menu. The easiest way to change the language of your closed captioning is to consult the user manual that came with your TV. If you are unable to locate the user manual, here are some steps to help you change your closed captioning from English to Spanish.

Changing Closed Captioning to Spanish

Step 1

Turn on your television with the remote control or manually.

Step 2

Locate the "Closed Caption" button on your remote. The button will be marked either "Caption" or "CC." If you do not have a closed caption button on your remote, press the "Menu" or "Setup" button on the remote. This will take you to your television's main menu.

Step 3

Look for the closed caption section on your television's main menu. Using the arrow keys on your remote, select "Closed Caption" from the menu and press "OK."

Step 4

Make sure the closed captioning is turned on within the menu. If it is not, select the menu option that turns on the closed captioning. Once the closed captioning is turned on, you can select the language. If you do not see an option for English and Spanish, look for the option that says "CC2." This is the option for closed captioning in Spanish. Select "CC2" and exit the menu.

Tips & Warnings

  • Every TV is different. Consult your TV's user manual for specific instructions on changing the language of your closed captioning. If you are unable to locate the user manual, you can possibly find it online at the television manufacturer's website.