Subtitle - only show in certain cases

Is there a way to show subtitles only if they are available in my selected language?

Not at this time, but if you disable the ‘Show Subtitles’ option in Settings, you can enable subtitles on a file-by-file basis through the Subtitles section of the Playback Menu (swipe down while a video is playing).

The problem is that it takes lots of gestures to get there…