TV app default subtitles

LP Slade

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Sep 10, 2014
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This isn’t necessarily specific to the TV app on tvOS, but it’s where I use the app 99% of the time … I always watch tv with subtitles. I’ve just become used to it over the years and now it’s strange for me to watch without them. In the TV app, when watching Apple TV+ shows, the subtitles always default to “auto” and this generally doesn’t show any subtitles at all. So with every episode, even if I’m watching episode after episode of the same show (eg, Mosquito Coast episode 1 followed by episodes 2 and 3 with no breaks in between) every new episode goes back to “auto” and I have to select the language I want again.

Am I completely missing something here? Every other app uses the same language I’d selected last time for subtitles and they’re automatically always one. It seems like a small thing, but when watching foreign shows or watching with my non-native partner, it’s incredibly annoying to have to do this every episode.