How to Turn Off Subtitles on Sky Sports App


Whether you’re a fan who relies on subtitles for clarity or one who savors reading the action as it unfolds, subtitles are an indispensable tool for many during their sports viewing.

Yet, there are instances when nothing should come between you and the heart-pounding excitement of the game.

For those pure, undistracted moments, my guide here will show you how to turn off subtitles on Sky Sports app, ensuring your experience is as thrilling as the live action.

Note: If you’re tuning into Sky Sports from anywhere outside the UK, seamless access will require a reliable VPN service. I recommend ExpressVPN, which offers a swift and secure connection, enabling you to catch every play, no matter where you are.

How to Turn Off Subtitles on Sky Sports App [Easy Guide]

If you’re watching Sky Sports on your mobile device and wish to disable subtitles, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open the Sky Sports app on your device.
  2. Start playing the video for which you want to turn off subtitles.
  3. Tap on the video to reveal the on-screen options.
  4. Look for the subtitles icon; it usually resembles a speech bubble or text box.
  5. Tap the subtitles icon and select the option to turn subtitles off.

For viewers using Sky Q, Sky Glass, or Sky Stream, you can turn off subtitles by:

  1. Pressing and holding the voice button on your remote.
  2. Saying “Turn subtitles off” into the microphone.


  • If you are streaming from outside the UK or from a geo-restricted region, consider using a VPN service like ExpressVPN to access the content.
  • If you encounter any issues with subtitles, a simple restart of your Sky box or device can often resolve the problem.
  • Remember, subtitles are not available on certain apps like Sky Kids or for TV shows in the Sky Store.

What Other Ways You Can Boost Your Sky Sports Streaming Experience

You can follow the instructions below to upgrade your overall streaming experience after you are done turning off the subtitles:

Adjusting Stream Quality for Enhanced Viewing

Get the best out of your Sky Sports app by adjusting the stream quality:

  • Finding the Quality Settings: Direct your readers to the location of the quality settings within the app.
  • Choosing the Right Quality: Help them understand the different quality options and how to select the best one for their internet speed.
  • Saving Your Preferences: Explain the importance of saving these preferences for a consistent viewing experience.
  • Managing Notifications to Stay Updated

Notifications For Latest Sports News and Live Match Updates.

  • Accessing Notification Settings: Show your readers where to find and manage their notification settings.
  • Customizing Alerts: Offer tips on personalizing alerts for specific sports, teams, or matches.
  • Controlling Frequency: Teach them how to control the frequency of notifications to avoid being overwhelmed.

Personalizing Your App Interface

The Sky Sports app allows for a personalized interface:

  • Rearranging the Dashboard: Guide them on how to rearrange their dashboard to prioritize their favorite sports.
  • Customizing Color Themes: Discuss how to change color themes for a more personalized look.
  • Setting Up Profiles: Walk them through setting up profiles if multiple people are using the same device.

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Why do subtitles automatically turn on Sky?

Subtitles may auto-enable due to settings or a device glitch. To fix:

Why does Sky not have subtitles?

Subtitles are available when watching live TV and On Demand shows on the Sky Go app. They’re not available for recordings or live TV streams in Sky Go from a connected Sky Q box. Subtitles aren’t available on the Sky Kids app or on TV shows in Sky Store.

How do I get English subtitles on Sky?

You may need to press i on your Sky remote to bring up the programme information. You can also check for subtitles while watching TV by bringing up the programme banner and checking for the letter S.

There’s also a Subtitles section in the On Demand, Sky Box Sets and Sky Cinema menus.

How do I remove subtitles on Sky Go?

You can turn off subtitles for specific programmes you are currently watching by selecting the button with the 3 white dots (just below the power button) on your remote.

Where is the subtitle button on Sky?

There isn’t a dedicated “subtitle button” on the Sky remote for Sky TV or the Sky Go app. Here’s how to manage subtitles on each platform:

Sky TV:

  1. Using the “?” Button (Temporary):
    • Press the “?” button on your Sky remote.
    • Navigate to “Subtitles” using the arrow buttons.
    • Select “On” or “Off” with the right/left arrows and press “Select” to confirm.
    Note: This method only temporarily turns subtitles on/off for the current channel. They might reappear when you switch channels.
  2. Settings Menu (Permanent):
    • Press “Home” on your Sky remote.
    • Navigate to “Settings” and press “Select.”
    • Go to “Accessibility” and then “Subtitles.”
    • Choose “On” or “Off” for subtitles and press “Select” to save the setting permanently.
  3. Voice Control (Sky Q Remote Only):
    • Hold the voice button on your Sky Q remote and speak “Turn subtitles on” or “Turn subtitles off.”

Sky Go App:

Unfortunately, the Sky Go app currently lacks a built-in option to manage subtitles. You’ll need to use your device’s accessibility settings:

  1. Device Accessibility Settings:
    • Open your device’s Settings (phone, tablet, smart TV).
    • Locate options related to Accessibility or Subtitles & Captioning.
    • Within those settings, find the option to turn on/off Closed Captions or Subtitles.

Alternative: Reinstalling the Sky Go app might resolve temporary subtitle glitches in some cases.

How do I turn off closed Captioning on Sky?

Sky Go app currently doesn’t offer a similar built-in option.

Here’s what you can do instead:

  1. Device Accessibility Settings: This is the most reliable way to manage subtitles within the Sky Go app. The steps will vary depending on your device (phone, tablet, smart TV). Here’s a general approach:
    • Open your device’s Settings.
    • Locate options related to Accessibility or Subtitles & Captioning.
    • Within those settings, find the option to turn on/off Closed Captions or Subtitles.
  2. Reinstall Sky Go App (if method 1 fails): Reinstalling the app can sometimes resolve temporary issues that might be causing subtitles to stick on.

Important Note: Sky is constantly updating the app, so there’s a chance a future update might include a dedicated subtitle option within Sky Go itself. You can keep an eye on the Sky Help Forum or app updates for any announcements.


In conclusion, turning off subtitles in the Sky Sports app is a simple process that can enhance your viewing experience.

Whether you prefer an unobstructed view of the action or just find subtitles distracting, following the steps outlined in this blog will ensure you enjoy your sports content exactly the way you like it.

Remember, personalizing your app settings is all about making your sports streaming experience as enjoyable as possible.

How to Turn Off Subtitles on Sky Sports App

Brandon Green

Brandon Green, a dedicated sports enthusiast, crafts engaging narratives that seamlessly blend with entertainment. Passionate about sports, Brandon's guides resonate with sports streaming fans, offering insightful content that celebrates the love for the game.

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