Funimation subtitles not working (Solved!)

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Users have recently reported that the Funimation subtitles are not working correctly.

As with any streaming platform, there are quirks and nuances to be aware of. We recently posted about how you can prevent buffering on Funimation.

For this article, we took a closer look and have some advice on how to fix the subtitles issue.

Why are my Funimation subtitles not working?

When your Funimation subtitles are not working correctly, this is usually caused by either a glitch in the Funimation video player or a software issue on the device you are using to stream.

The most common solution, as tweeted by Funimation themselves, is to simply turn the subtitles on and off.

Other solutions include updating your Funimation app, switching your web browser and disabling VPNs and adblockers.

We will give you some options on how you can try and fix the issue.

Method 1: Update your Funimation app

If you are streaming Funimation using a device such as a Firestick, Roku, games console or a smart TV then I would recommend that you update the app if possible.

There have been known issues with the Funimation subtitles not working throughout the lifespan of the streaming service.

Some of these issues have been fixed in new iterations of the streaming service, before you go deeper into problem-solving, you should update the Funimation app to see if that resolves the issue for you.

Method 2: Toggle subtitles On and Off (PC / Mac)

Firstly, we want to make sure that you can access the subtitle menu options.

When you are playing content, move your mouse cursor to the bottom left of the video playback.

From here you should see the menu options.

Select the Language settings options as shown below.

Funimation Langauge Settings
The language settings are highlighted in the Funimation Screenshot

Next up, you should see the Subtitles setting appear.

Funimation accessing subtitle settings

Once you go into the subtitles settings, you should be able to either turn them off or alternatively select Closed Captions for the available languages.

Subtitle settings for funimation
The subtitle options that are available

As mentioned in our intro, simply turning the subtitles off and on can resolve the issue in some cases.

Method 3: Disable any Ad blockers or VPNs

VPNs and Ad blockers can cause issues with the subtitles displaying correctly on the Funimation app.

We understand that using a VPN can be a sensible choice, especially due to privacy concerns.

Unfortunately, when using a VPN or an adblocker, numerous users have stated that it causes the Funimation subtitles not to work correctly.

Method 4: Try a different browser

We recommend this tip as it is a potentially easy solution.

Some Mac users have reported that the Funimation subtitles will not work in the Safari web browser.

If you are using a Mac or PC, try loading up Funimation in a different browser to see if this resolves the subtitle issues.

Method 5: Sign out of the Funimation app

Another potential quick fix to the Funimation subtitle issue is to sign out of your account.

By signing out of your Funimation account before your return and logging in, you may resolve any account-related issues with are causing the subtitle issues to occur.

Method 6: Update your streaming device software/firmware before downloading

Whether you are using a TV, Streaming Stick, or Games console, updating your firmware or software to the latest version can help in preventing issues from arising over time.

Sometimes updates can be missed, or an installation can be interrupted and cause issues with your streaming device.

Old firmware or a partial firmware installation could cause the Funimation app subtitles not to work correctly.

Ensuring that you have the latest software on your devices also gives you access to new apps and an improved viewing experience.

Method 7: Contact Funimation Support

If you have tried all the tips above and nothing has worked, then you can contact Funimation app support for further assistance.


We hope the tips above were able to resolve the subtitle issues when viewing Funimation.

Let us know in the comments whether you had success or found another fix that wasn’t listed here.

Happy Anime streaming!

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