Subtitles can be necessary to take in all a film truly has to offer, especially considering that Criterion Channel provides a lot of foreign films. Unless you're fluent in these other languages, you'll need to enable subtitles, so you never miss a beat. Here's a little step by step guide to making sure you get those turned on, and you can get the most out of your movies.
Products used in this guide
- The streaming: Criterion Channel (From $11/mo at Criterion Channel)
- The streamer: Roku Premiere ($39 at Amazon)
How to enable subtitles
- Open Criterion Channel through the app or your browser.
- Log onto Criterion Channel .
- Select which movie you want to watch.
- Click Watch Now once you've selected the film.
- Once the film begins, select the Subtitle bubble. It's located in the bottom right corner, next to the two arrows to widen the screen.
- Select which language you want.
- Enjoy the movie.
Now that you've got those enabled, you won't miss any moment of the shows you plan to enjoy. Whether it's a foreign movie or you just enjoy having subtitles on, this will ensure that you can enjoy every moment of the film. Subtitles are only available in English, however. You can now start diving into the wonderful films that Criterion Channel offers, and you'll have a great experience with every new movie.
Our top equipment picks
The main squeeze
Stream the films.
If you're looking for a service to be able to enjoy films you might not be able to see elsewhere, you've come to the right place. Criterion Channel has tons of foreign and classic movies you can enjoy, and the ability to enable subtitles makes that much more exciting.
Yes, it may seem obvious that you need the streaming service itself to get to where you need to go. It's a perfect way to expand your horizons on all things film, and it can show you new information with their behind-the-scenes extras. This can be beneficial for anyone interested in all the little things behind the scenes while still enjoying different options across the sea and right from home.
Other equipment to think about
Now, you don't necessarily have to go out and purchase this device if you already own something that supports Criterion Channel. However, Roku Premiere is a great option if you're looking to add some streaming support to your 4K TV, and it's the best way to see every film that is offered on Criterion Channel. It's also simple to set up, at a cheap price point, and their app allows you to use your voice to search right from your phone. It just makes sense to add this guy to your list so you can get the most out of what Criterion has to provide you.
If you're looking to get 4K video out of your streaming device, the Roku Premiere is the perfect way to go. With 4K as well as support for Criterion Channel, it makes the perfect companion to get the most out of your TV.
Amazon Fire TV Stick
The Fire TV stick is another option for 4K viewing of your favorite Criterion Channel movies. It's also simple to set up, and it doesn't cost too much more than the Premiere.
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