Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+, HBO Max, Paramount+, Peacock and Discovery+, among others, already allowed adjustments in how the subtitles are viewed
Since the big update of Amazon Prime Video apps, Amazon Prime Video added features that seem to have pleased the competition. Netflix copied, in fact, one of the best options that Prime Video has: the customization of subtitles.
The ability to customize subtitles can mean a before and after for people with hearing or visual disabilities. And it opens the door to enjoy the movie in a more complete and accessible way.
In this way, Netflix allows to customize how the subtitles are seen. Users will be able, from now on, to adjust the size and color of the subtitles to suit their needs and preferences.
At the moment, Netflix allows a choice of three sizes (small, medium and large), as well as four styles/colors including the default white text option, drop shadow (white text with black background), light (black text with white background) and higher contrast (yellow text with black background).
The update is ready, and is expected to be rolled out to applications from major TV and set-top-box manufacturers worldwide.
The reason it will only be available as a new feature on TVs is that Netflix already offered these subtitle size and style options through the web version.
Netflix Benefits for Viewers with Disabilities
Netflix was among the services that did not allow this option on TVs. Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+, HBO Max, Paramount+, Peacock and Discovery+, among others, already allowed adjustments to how closed captioning is viewed.
In addition to being vital for users with hearing and visual difficulties, subtitles have become a great ally for viewers who watch content in languages other than their mother tongue.
In fact, in many contents they can help viewers to follow the plot and understand the details, beyond being a mere translation of what the actors say.
Watching movies with subtitles allows for a full understanding of the film. Subtitles can provide additional details, such as the correct pronunciation of character names or the translation of phrases and idioms that might otherwise be lost.
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