Subtitles on BBC iPlayer and other On Demand services?

Lbear1Lbear1 Member Posts: 741
edited 1 March 2017, 8:38PM in Archived Posts
One of the useful features of YouView and other Freeview boxes is that they record the subtitles so that viewers with hearing problems can watch them as required but other family members can watch without.

Unfortunately the YouView version of BBC iPlayer does not provide subtitles despite them being available on other boxes that use the "big screen" version. It seems a shame that YouView has not fully taken into account the needs of a quite large group of people with disabilities.

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  • edited 8 January 2015, 3:53PM
    There was a new software version of iPlayer for YouView in February and this includes subtitles. Perhaps you are using an old version?
  • Lbear1Lbear1 Member Posts: 741
    edited 30 May 2013, 1:55PM
    gwatuk said:

    There was a new software version of iPlayer for YouView in February and this includes subtitles. Perhaps you are using an old version?

    Ah missed that one and was unable to check last night due to a strange connection error.

    The other OD services do not seem to carry subtitles. I checked on 4oD and the box reported that you could not press either the subtitles or audio description buttons.

    Is this provider specific or down to YouView?
  • sam1sam1 Member Posts: 1,182 ✭✭
    edited 25 September 2013, 9:47AM
    The other broadcasters don't subtitle as many programmes as the BBC does, but I've certainly watched sub-titled programmes on the ITV and C4 players. Can't remember if I've ever seen subtitles on C5 catchup. Their FAQ says subtitled programmes are marked with an S.

    http://www.channel5.com/help/how-do-i...

    Have you set subtitles to On in Settings?
  • JoeJoe Member, Super User Posts: 2,064 ✭✭✭
    edited 1 March 2017, 8:38PM
    Old thread but thought this may be relevant here. I think the BBC iplayer has recently improved accssesability to subtitles. You can now access them directly from the same DEL (sub) button you use for standards dtt tv. It's a small change but very welcome
  • kerrykerry Member Posts: 63
    edited 7 February 2016, 9:39PM
    Joe2 said:

    Old thread but thought this may be relevant here. I think the BBC iplayer has recently improved accssesability to subtitles. You can now access them directly from the same DEL (sub) button you use for standards dtt tv. It's a small change but very welcome

    And 5 demand got subtitles too ;)
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