Peloton appears to be beta testing French subtitles in their classes. At least two classes on the Peloton platform contain French subtitles that appear automatically, even if the subtitles setting is turned off.
The classes members have reported seeing French subtitles are a 15 minute Morning Mobility class with Ross Rayburn from May 4, 2023; and a 20 minute Full Body Strength class with Callie Gullickson from November 6, 2023. There could potentially be additional classes displaying French subtitles as well.
In the subtitles settings, there is an additional “off” option at the very end of the dropdown after English, German, and Spanish. The French subtitles appear to be enabled via this menu option. Once French subtitles officially launch, this “off” option should be replaced with “French.”
Peloton currently offers subtitles in English, German, and Spanish – the three languages of instruction in classes on the Peloton platform.
Adding French subtitles could help Peloton in a number of areas. First, they could further expand into Canada with French Canadians, particularly in Quebec. In addition, Peloton could expand further into additional western European countries in which French is prominent.
Back in 2021 Peloton indicated that French language classes were on the way; however, well over two years later this has not come to fruition and there have been no new indications that French language classes will launch anytime soon, if at all. Thus, French subtitles would be a way for Peloton to reach French speakers without having to add French language classes just yet.
This is yet another example of Peloton’s recent experimentation with more languages. We recently shared that more dubbed German classes are on the way, as well as the potential for classes dubbed to other languages as well in the future.
We will share additional details about the full launch of French subtitles as they become available. Special thanks to #TretlagerSB for the heads up on this!
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