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How do I enable captioning on PBS Video Player streaming videos?

  • To enable closed captioning on PBS.org videos, click the button labeled CC located in the bottom right hand corner of the viewing window.

  • Select "English" to turn on the closed captioning. If other language options are available for your video, you can instead select your preferred option.

  • Return to the video and captions will appear on the video player.

You can format the appearance of the captions by clicking the icon located in the lower right side of the viewing window. Learn how to format your captions