Users of Netflix’s TV service will soon be able to choose the size and style of the closed captions and subtitles that appear on their TV shows.
According to TechCrunch, the new update gives users a choice of four styles/colors (the standard white text option, drop shadow, light, and contrast) and three sizes (small, medium, and large).
Before, the only way for Netflix subscribers to access the customization choices for the closed captions and subtitles was online.
The viewing experience for TV viewers will be enhanced by this upgrade. For instance, choosing the appropriate size and style of subtitles can significantly assist viewers who are hard of hearing, deaf, or visually challenged.
77% of all streaming minutes globally in the first quarter of 2016 were reportedly watched on large displays like linked televisions, smart TVs, and gaming consoles, according to streaming data analytics company Conviva.
The report stated that the Netflix update was made “almost a year after the streamer expanded to more than 11,000 hours of descriptive audio in over 30 languages” and introduced badges for audio and subtitle descriptions.
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