I’ve noticed a real increase of those annoying annotations and captions on videos as you watch them recently, so I was really pleased to discover you can turn them off.
- Visit your YouTube Playback Settings page.
- Untick Show annotations on videos.
- Untick Always show captions.
- Click Save.
That was easy, right? Now you won’t have to deal with the almost-always-annoying annotations and the sometimes-unnecessary captions ever again (or at least as long as you’re logged into your YouTube/Google account). You can always turn them back on any time you want, but you’ll no longer need to turn them off nearly every time you watch a video.