Disney + not only has thousands of hours of entertainment to enjoy. Just like DVD's and Blu-ray discs, it is also packed with additional features, including behind-the-scenes documentaries, deleted scenes, gag roles and, of course, multiple audio and subtitle tracks.
By default, Disney + returns on which language your streaming box, mobile device, game console or web browser uses. However, you do not have to stick to it. If you want to change your language track or use subtitles, it is actually fairly simple.
According to the official Disney + support page, this is what you should do:
- Register with Disney + and start watching a movie or television show.
- As soon as the program starts streaming, a box icon appears on the top right of the screen along with the rest of the player's user interface. Click here.
- You will see the language selection menu. Use that to choose the desired language and subtitle options.
That's it. Even better, the Disney + app stores your choices in your profile, so the next time you start playing a video, it starts in the desired language. You can also have a maximum of seven profiles per Disney + subscription, so you are covered if you live in a bilingual household.
At the moment, Disney + appears to support only four languages: English, Spanish, French and Dutch. Since the service is only available in the United States, Canada and the Netherlands, that makes sense. Languages such as German and Italian are likely to be added when Disney + is launched in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain on March 31
Currently, the Disney + support page only officially lists support for subtitles and foreign languages for web browsers, mobile devices, smart TVs and game consoles, but we have confirmed that the option is available on some streaming devices, such as the Amazon Fire TV. Yet Disney + is an entirely new service. If you cannot change the language on your device, the option may not be available on that platform yet.
In addition, keep in mind that not all Disney + content can be streamed in all languages. Newer movies and shows have all four languages available, but older or more obscure programs – the 1940 version of Swiss Family Robinson are only in English. Depending on what you look at, your mileage may vary.
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