How to Disable the Closed Captioning on a TV

Updated March 23, 2017

Closed captioning (CC) on your TV enables you to read the audio portion of your programming. When you enable closed captioning, text highlighting the audio portion of the show you are watching displays on the TV screen. This is especially helpful for people who have hearing disabilities. If you do not want closed captioning to appear, however, you can disable the feature quickly and easily.

Turn on your TV. Locate the "Menu" button on your TV and press it. If you have a remote control, locate and press the "Menu" button. The setting or set-up menu displays on your TV screen.

Scroll down the menu or set-up screen and select the audio options. Depending on your TV make and model, you might scroll down by pressing the up or down buttons. In other TV models, you scroll down up or down by pressing the "CH+" or "CH-" buttons. If you are unsure, refer to your TV's documentation.

Select the "Closed Captions" option in the audio options section. In some TV models, Closed Captions are displayed as follows: CC. Select "Off," or "Disable," or "Turn off," depending on the TV model that you are using. Refer to your TV's documentation if you cannot see the Close Captions option.

Press the "Menu" button on your TV or remote control to exit the Menu when you finish. In some TV models, you press "Exit" on the TV or remote control to close the Menu.


Some TV models have a Closed Captions (CC) button on the remote that you can press repeatedly until you select the "Off" option to turn off Closed Captions. Refer to your TV's documentation to see if your remote control includes this option.

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Kefa Olang has been writing articles online since April 2009. He has been published in the "Celebration of Young Poets" and has an associate degree in communication and media arts from Dutchess Community College, and a bachelor's degree in broadcasting and mass communication from the State University of New York, Oswego.