Turn closed captions on or off (legacy)

Disable or enable closed captioning in legacy Google Fiber TV
This article applies to customers who have the legacy version of Fiber TV. If you have the new version of our user interface, please view this article on how to turn closed captions on or off or customize the closed caption format.

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'll work to address the issue.

Turn closed captions 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.

    Legacy Google Fiber TV closed captioning

  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 the ok  Google Fiber TV remote ok button button.

  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 and 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
Frequently asked questions about closed captions

What are closed captions?

Closed captions are the text version of a show’s audio and appear as subtitles on your TV's screen. They describe dialogue and other sounds, such as sound effects and music cues, and identify the speakers. Captions were originally created to aid the hearing impaired, but they’re also useful for viewing television in noisy environments or when the sound is muted. They can also serve as a tool for learning English as a second language.

Are closed captions available for every show?

Captions are provided by content providers, and they might not be available for all content. Google Fiber TV simply passes them through unchanged.

What do I do if I have a problem with closed captions?

If you have problems with closed captions, contact Google Fiber.

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