Turn subtitles on or off in DailyMotion

Unlike YouTube, Dailymotion does not provide built-in subtitles for its videos. To stream videos with subtitles on Dailymotion, you need to manually download and upload them to your account. If the subtitles don’t exist yet, you can use a subtitle generating app that will create the subtitles for you.

In this article, we will go through the process of turning the subtitles on and off in your Dailymotion videos on different devices.

Manage Subtitles in Dailymotion on a Firestick

Once you’ve downloaded Dailymotion on your Firestick, your Dailymotion account will sync across all the devices you use to watch it. Therefore, you need to manage the subtitles on the Dailymotion website before turning on your Firestick. This is how it’s done:

  1. Go to Dailymotion on your PC or laptop.
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  2. Log in to your Dailymotion account.
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  3. Find the video you want to stream.
  4. Start playing the video.
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  5. Proceed to the “Advanced Editing” tab in the corner of the video player.
  6. Click the “Add Subtitle” button.
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  7. Select the language of the subtitle.
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  8. Go to “Upload” and select the .SRT file from your computer.
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  9. Choose ‘Save’.
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The next step is to turn on your Firestick and start Dailymotion. Once you find the video you want to stream, the subtitles will be turned on automatically. If you want to disable the subtitles, you need to go back to the settings page on your computer and remove them manually.

Manage subtitles in Dailymotion on a Roku device

No matter which device you use to stream Dailymotion videos, there is no option to enable and disable the subtitles for all videos by default. In other words, you have to manually add the subtitles for each video you watch.

The same rules apply to your Roku device. You cannot add your TV’s subtitles as they must be stored on the same device. Therefore, you will have to use your computer again. Follow the steps below to see how it works:

  1. launch Dailymotion in your favorite browser.
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  2. Log in to your account.
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  3. Find the video you want to stream and start watching it.
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  4. Go to the “Advanced Editing” tab in the video player.
  5. Click on ‘Add subtitle’.
  6. Select the language of the video from the drop-down menu.
  7. Go to the “Upload” button and locate the .SRT file on your computer.
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  8. Save the changes.
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Now that you’ve added the subtitles to your computer, go ahead and turn on your Roku device. When you start watching the video, the subtitles will automatically appear on the screen.

Manage subtitles in Dailymotion on Apple TV

You can use the same method to manage subtitles in Dailymotion on your Apple TV. Here’s what to do:

  1. Turn on your computer and go to Dailymotion in your browser.
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  2. Log in to your Dailymotion account.
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  3. Play the video.
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  4. Click on the “Advanced Editing” tab.
  5. Go to the “Subtitles” option in the menu.
  6. Choose the language of the subtitles.
  7. Select “Upload” and locate the .SRT file on your computer.
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  8. Save the changes.
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If you started watching Dailymotion on your Apple TV and you still don’t see any subtitles, here’s what to do:

  1. Use your remote to go to the “Settings” menu.
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  2. Proceed to “Accessibility”.
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  3. Go to ‘Subtitles and Subtitles’.
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  4. Enable “Closed Captions” and enable “SHD”.
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Manage subtitles in Dailymotion on a PC

The easiest way to manage subtitles on Dailymotion is on your PC. Here’s what to do:

  1. Open your favorite browser.
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  2. Go to Dailymotion and log in to your account.
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  3. Find the video you want to watch.
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  4. Go to the ‘Advanced Editing’ tab of the video.
  5. Navigate to the “Subtitles” button.
  6. Choose the language of the video from the drop-down menu.
  7. Go to the “Upload” button and upload the .SRT file from a folder on your PC.
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  8. Save the changes.
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You will notice that the subtitles appear at the bottom of the screen when you replay the video. If you don’t have a .SRT file, you’ll need to create your own transcription file and change it to the .SRT format with an automatic subtitle generator. However, this can be a complicated process.

Can subtitles be enabled while using Android or iPhone apps?

Unfortunately not. If you enjoy watching Dailymotion videos on your mobile device, you may have noticed that the option to toggle the subtitles on and off doesn’t exist there. It is currently not possible to manage subtitles in the Dailymotion iPhone app.

Enhance your streaming experience on Dailymotion

Even though Dailymotion is one of the most popular online video sharing and streaming apps, it still doesn’t offer its users the option to enable and disable subtitles by default. Instead, users have two options. They can download and upload the subtitles to their Dailymotion account or use an app that generates subtitles.

Have you ever tried to enable or disable the subtitles on a Dailymotion video? Which method did you use? Let us know in the comments below.

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