Netflix finally integrates a feature that has been requested for years

If Netflix cautiously removed the Surprise Me feature, the streaming platform is making up for that loss with the addition of a long-requested tool by users on Thursday, March 9, 2023.

Netflix finally lets you customize subtitles

Indeed, it is finally possible Customize subtitles in the streaming service’s TV app. Until then, this was only possible on the web version of Netflix. Users can now make changes at any time size, color, style and also the background of the subtitles (for example by adding a colored background).

possible to choose three different sizesnamely small, medium and large. Suitable for those who are far from the TV set or have trouble reading small print. Moreover, besides the classic white color, Netflix therefore integrates three new style options with contrasting backgrounds to make the text stand out more: Light (black text and white background), Drop Shadow (white text/black background), and Contrast (yellow text and black background).

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A necessary but overdue update

Either way, it’s a nice update, especially The vast majority of Netflix content is watched on a TV (over 70%, according to a study published by the platform in 2018). Also, another report made in 2019 shows that 80% of American users prefer to watch Netflix series and movies with subtitles. compensate for the poor sound quality offered by the platform.

At the same time, Netflix is ​​finally catching up with rivals such as Disney+, HBO Max or Amazon Prime Video, which offer similar adjustments to subtitles.

Also read: Netflix cuts subscription prices in several dozen countries

However, it should be noted that these customization options are not available in some languages ​​on Netflix.. In this case, it will be impossible to enjoy it in Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Romanian and Thai.

As a reminder, paid account sharing on Netflix could arrive in France as early as March 2023. for two people

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