Netflix adds closed-caption customisation
Subtitle fonts are about to get a bit more exciting.
Netflix is now allowing users to customise subtitles on all its shows and movies.
Users are able to change the standard subtitles that appear when streaming content with different fonts, colours and text effects.
These new subtitle effects act as both a fun way to customise the experience and a way to make Netflix content more accessible to users.
Subtitles can now be made bigger for those that need it and the colours can be changed for colorblind viewers.
The drop shadow can also be changed, allowing for a potentially eerie all-shadowed text when watching a spooky show such as Stranger Things.
Fonts are also customisable now, with the infamous Comic Sans typeface available as well as a difficult-to-read cursive font and an interesting typewriter effect.
Recent studies into accessibility showed that different fonts and colours do make a difference for the sight-impaired, meaning the changes are beneficial for a lot of Netflix subscribers.
In order to change your Netflix subtitle settings, simply go into “My Profile” and select “Subtitle Appearance”.
Netflix is already having a big 2017, with original shows such as Santa Clarita Diet and A Series of Unfortunate Events already gaining critical acclaim.
2017 will also see some of its biggest properties return, with Stranger Things and House of Cards both set to release new seasons and the anticipated Iron Fist debuting next month.
To find out how to sign up to Netflix, check out Digital TV.