4 Best Ways to Manage Subtitle Settings on Amazon Fire TV Stick

The Amazon Fire TV Stick lets you stream your favorite movies and shows on Prime Video and other streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Mubi, and more. By adding a couple of cool gadgets, you can improve your Fire TV Stick experience at home.

Along with changing the subtitle color on Desktop and Mobile, you also get some options on Fire TV Stick to customize subtitles while watching content on Prime Video. We’ve compiled the best ways to manage subtitle settings on Amazon Fire TV Stick. The solutions mentioned in this post apply to all Fire TV Stick models.

Before moving ahead, we recommend checking whether you are using the latest version of Fire OS on your Fire TV Stick. Here’s how to check that on your Fire TV Stick.

Step 1: On your Fire TV home screen, select the Settings icon in the right corner.

Step 2: Select My Fire TV from the options.

Step 3: Select About from the list of options under My Fire TV.

Step 4: Go to Check for Updates.

If you see a Fire OS update available, download and install it on your Fire TV Stick.

1. Change Subtitle Text

The first option to customize subtitles is changing the look and feel of the subtitle text. You can change the default settings like text size, color, font style, and edge style of the subtitles. This will help you improve subtitle legibility depending on the color grade used for the movie or show that you are watching. If someone in your family finds it difficult to read small-sized text, you can increase the size and also change the color of the subtitles.

Here’s how to do it.

Step 1: Select the Settings icon on the right side of your Fire TV home screen.

Step 2: Select Accessibility from the options.

Step 3: Under Accessibility, select Subtitle.

Step 4: Select Text from the list of options.

You now get five options to change subtitle text – Size, Color, Opacity, Font, and Edge Style.

Step 5: Select any option as per your choice to customize the subtitle.

For example, you can select Color to change the color of the subtitle. A preview for the same will be visible on your TV screen.

You can use Opacity after you change other settings.

2. Change Subtitle Text Background

The next option is changing the background of your subtitle text while watching content on Fire TV Stick. This is another great way to improve the legibility of subtitle text and save your TV panel from burn-in issues, especially on OLED TVs. Here’s how to access and use the feature.

Step 1: Select the Settings icon on the right side of your Fire TV home screen.

Step 2: Select Accessibility from the options.

Step 3: Under Accessibility, select Subtitle.

Step 4: Select Text Background from the list of options.

You get two options – Color and Opacity.

You can change the color of the subtitle text background and then control its Opacity.

3. Change Subtitle Window Background

The third option for managing subtitles in Fire TV Stick is selecting the Subtitle Window Background. It means you can extend the size of the subtitle window and change its background color as per your choice. Here’s how to use the feature.

Step 1: Select the Settings icon on the right side of your Fire TV home screen.

Step 2: Select Accessibility from the options.

Step 3: Under Accessibility, select Subtitle.

Step 4: Select Window Background from the list of options.

Once again, you get two options – Color and Opacity.

Step 5: Select the window background color of your choice. That enables the Opacity option for you to adjust it for the subtitle window.

4. Use Amazon Web Settings for Subtitles

It’s natural to customize subtitles when watching Prime Video in a browser on your desktop. The last option in Subtitle settings on Fire TV Stick lets you transfer all those settings to use them on your Fire TV Stick. Here’s how to use that option.

Step 1: Select the Settings icon on the right side of your Fire TV home screen.

Step 2: Select Accessibility from the options.

Step 3: Under Accessibility, select Subtitle.

Step 4: Select ‘Use Amazon Web Settings for Prime Video Subtitles’ to enable it.

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The Amazon Fire TV Stick allows you to control how you view the subtitles. But sometimes, Fire TV Stick users face different issues while using it on their TV. We have covered some posts stating solutions for Fire TV Stick sound not working and Fire TV Stick not loading apps. You can check them out if you have faced any such issues.

Last updated on 22 August, 2022

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