There are a number of reasons why you'd watch Netflix with the subtitles switched on. If you're deaf or hard of hearing, you might rely on subtitles just as much as a hearing person would rely on sound. Or maybe you have a baby napping on your chest as you try to catch up on your latest binge-worthy show. Or perhaps you're just really into foreign films, but not as into learning foreign languages.
Whatever your reason, we think you should know that it's now possible for you to step up your subtitle game in a major way. New settings from Netflix allow you to design your own subtitles by matching them to the content on your screen with new fonts, colors and text effects.
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Or if you really want to trip an unsuspecting visitor out, you can set the font to something like pink cursive to go along with a serious documentary or period piece.
Here's how it's done
Go to the bottom of your account settings page to the My Profile section and select Subtitle Appearance. Choose to change the font, text size, shadow, background and window colors. Whatever you want. It's your closed-captioning.
To turn the subtitles on, choose what you want to watch, then select Audio & Subtitles from the options panel. Select your preferred subtitle option, and press Back to return to the options panel and select Play.
And viola! You've customized your subtitles.