Netflix Captions More Movies - Adds Caption Section to Site

Posted Mon Feb 28, 2011 at 07:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

Now those looking for streaming movies with captions can find them quickly and easily.

Netflix has been adding captions and subtitles to their movies slowly but surely. According to the NC-MAC-ASL blog there are currently 800 titles available to watch with English subs.

That's not a big improvement since Netflix launched the initiative back in April of 2010, leaving many deaf and hard-of-hearing listeners to give up on the streaming service altogether. For these disgruntled viewers, the latest update to the Netflix website holds a bit of promise.

If you scroll on down to the bottom of the Netflix page and look under the "Website" heading, you'll see a selection for captions and subtitles. Clicking this will bring up only those streaming movies and shows with subtitles. From there you can specify between English, Spanish and Korean.

The list isn't particularly long, and the functionality is still only available on the website, but it's a start.

Source: Hacking Netflix

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