Show subtitles in videos on Amazon Echo Show

January 6, 2022

No matter which Amazon Echo devices you own, you’ll find all important accessibility features in it. One of them that is quite relevant and useful to people suffering from hearing disabilities is ‘Show subtitles in videos’. It displays the text of the audio content of a video on the screen. Let’s find out how to enable it in Amazon Echo Show.

Show Subtitles for Videos

How to show subtitles in videos on Amazon Echo Show?

The Amazon Echo Show has made a mark in the smart home assistant space. It supports Music, home automation, movies, television, and whatnots. Interestingly, it also offers an option – show subtitles in videos that enables hard-of-hearing individuals to enjoy video content on the HD screen. Here’s how to use it!

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  1. On your Echo Show screen, swipe from the top.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Go to the Accessibility settings.
  4. Scroll down to the Hearing section.
  5. Enable Subtitles.

It’s also possible to customize how the text appears on Prime Video and other supported video content.

How do I get subtitles on Alexa show?

Whether accommodating for visual or cognitive needs, this handy Accessibility feature in Echo Show lets everyone enjoy content without distinction.

To begin, swipe down from the top of the screen to open the navigation tray.

Echo Show Settings
Echo Show Settings

Tap the Settings icon from the list of options displayed therein.

Echo Show Accessibility Settings
Echo Show Accessibility Settings

Next, when the Settings screen opens, scroll down to the Accessibility heading. Tap to open it.

Show Subtitles for Videos
Show Subtitles for Videos

Move down to the Hearing section. Under it, you should see the toggle for Subtitles option. Slide the toggle next to ‘Show subtitles for videos when available’ to the On position.

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Once done, the setting for showing subtitles in videos on Amazon Echo Show will be enabled.

Subtitles in Videos
Subtitles in Videos

Now, open a Prime Video. The text of the audio content of the video should be visible to you on the screen.

That's all there is to it. Hope it makes sense!

Source - Amazon.

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