How To Enable And Disable Subtitles On Crunchyroll

Otter Media’s Crunchyroll is an American video streaming company mainly focusing on the Japanese critically

Otter Media’s Crunchyroll is an American video streaming company mainly focusing on the Japanese critically acclaimed anime animation style. Also, Crunchyroll broadcasts manga and dorama, two other Japanese styles. It is around 14 years old (founded in 2006), and up to this date, it has served over 50 million people worldwide. If you’re an anime fanatic, you must know about it. Since you’re here to learn how to work around subs, this article will show you how to enable and disable subtitles on Crunchyroll.


Since most (or is it all?) of the shows on Crunchyroll are originally Japanese, the voice-over artists speak Japanese. Since speakers of other languages cannot understand this, there is a need for translation subtitles. To mention a few, Crunchyroll offers subtitles in US English, Latin America’s Spanish, Spain’s Spanish, Brazil’s Portuguese, Arabic, French, Russian, Italian, and German. These subtitles increase the viewership of movies that would have otherwise been confined to Japanese speakers.

Enable or disable them is quite easy, and this article will give steps for one platform on which Crunchyroll is mostly used. This is the desktop and/or laptop website ( used on Windows, macOS, and Linux (are there others?).

Most shows are already dubbed in English or another language on the app. If you need to enable or disable subtitles on the app, consider using the following steps with a few adjustments.

Enabling or disabling the website

  1. In your web browser, visit You will be opened to Crunchyroll’s homepage.

Skip to step 5 if you are already logged in

  1. On the top right side (not so right), click on the icon labeled "Login."
  2. On the page that opens, enter your login details (email address, username, and password).
  3. Then, click on the orange ‘Log in’ button. This should open you up to your homepage, where you can see the "Latest News," "Featured Shows," and "Coming Soon" sections. Now, you need to navigate to the specific anime or manga show, or just any if you are just here to learn.
  4. For consistency and parity, click on the search box in the top right corner and type "Tower of God."

If you have an anime in mind, no problem. Just search that which you like.

  1. On the display search results, click on Episode 1 – BALL (this should be available). You will now be opened to a page where the episode will start to play.

You will realize that depending on your location, the subtitles are pre-set, such that if you are in an English-speaking country, they will be "English." You will see the subtitles for ‘Episode 1’ if you navigate the screen.

  1. On the screen playing, click on the ‘Settings’ button at the bottom-right side of the video player.
  2. Click on the right arrow next to Subtitles/CC (Closed Captions) on the small menu.
  3. Choose the language you want to enable them (if they are not). This should change automatically. To disable them, scroll down and check the ‘None’ option.

Bringing the curtains down on this one

If you find that your favorite anime is not dubbed into a language of your understanding, enabling subtitles will surely come in handy. On the other hand, if you understand Japanese (raising an eyebrow), you can consider disabling them.

Anyway, this is highly dependent on your preferences. They always say that to each other!