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If the information in this article doesn't match what you have, see the help for your version of Fiber TV. Learn more about different versions of Fiber TV.

Turn closed captions on or off

Closed captions are the visual representation of a video's soundtrack. They are created according to a specific set of style rules by trained captioners and have been proven to not only help viewers who cannot hear their television, but also serve as a valuable tool for educators and people learning English as a second language.

Google Fiber TV provides access to:

  • CC1
  • CC2
  • CC3
  • CC4
  • DTVCC1
  • DTVCC2
  • DTVCC3
  • DTVCC4

Captions on TV programming are provided by each content provider. Google Fiber simply passes them through unchanged.

If you have an issue with closed captions with your Google Fiber service, let us know and we will work to address the issue.

To turn closed captioning on or off:

  1. While watching TV, press on the remote control, and select Options from the overlay that appears.

  2. Select CC options and press ok.

    The closed caption options appear.

  3. Use the arrow buttons on the remote control to move the highlight to the desired closed captioning option to turn it on, or move the highlight to CC - Off to turn it off.

  4. Press ok.

  5. Select Done to return to the current program.

    The captions appear on the screen, if available.

If you have problems with closed captions, you can contact Google Fiber to report a complaint.

Additional closed caption options

If you change any of the following options to a setting other than "as broadcast," your setting overrides the broadcast setting when a show is broadcast with DTVCC captions that define that style.

Additional Options Descriptions
Closed Captions Closed caption options (described above)
Adjustments Indicates whether the adjustments specified on this page are enabled or disabled. If they are disabled, the captions appear as broadcast.
Foreground Color The color of the font in the caption
Foreground Opacity The amount of transparency of the captions
Background Color The color of the caption's background
Background Opacity The amount of transparency of the caption background
Edge Color The color surrounding the caption
Edge Style The line style around the caption (such as raised, depressed, drop-shadow)
Font The font face of the caption (such as monospace sans, proportional serif)
Font Size The relative font size of the caption (such as small, standard, large)
Reset Resets all closed caption options to the defaults
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