Is it possible to have VoiceOver speak subtitles on YouTube (like it does on Netflix)?

iOS & iPadOS

hi all, thanks for your help with my last post.

when using Netflix one time I noticed voice over read the Netflix sub titles that came up on the screen is there any way to make it do this with youtube iether on iOS or Mac? your help with this question would be most welcome, kind regards trey.



Submitted by Raul on Tuesday, April 24, 2018

At this time Youtube doesn't support this feature on iOS like Netflix or Prime Video does.
On the mac sometimes VoiceOver reads automatic subtitles but honestly I have no idea how, I didn't do anything.

Submitted by Justin on Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hit the letter C to read subtitles/closed captions. There's a list of keyboard shortcuts accessed in youtube from your mac by pressing the question key shift+slash.

Submitted by Shaima on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Does it reads subtitles on crunchyroll?

Submitted by René Jaun on Saturday, May 4, 2019

This topic just came up in a discussion I had with a friend.
We were able to have the YouTube IOS app display subtitles, and when we manually focused them, VoiceOver would speak the one currently displayed. However, we could not bring VO to keep reading them as new ones popped up.
Does anyone have a suggestion how we could make this work?