Closed Captions & 5.1 Audio Coming to Netflix

Dave Zatz —  February 9, 2010

CNET got a look at Netflix’s 2010 roadmap… And we can expect both 5.1 surround sound and closed captioning from their streaming service in 2010. Depending upon who you are, these are both very meaningful developments. Which will hopefully complement better (newer, mainstream) movie content. Yes, I’m willing to pay more for premium content. Bring it. CNET’s original report also mentioned that video quality would be bumped from 720p to 1080p, but Netflix says that’s not in the cards this year.

8 responses to Closed Captions & 5.1 Audio Coming to Netflix

  1. As someone with a hearing loss, the lack of closed-captioning has made Netflix streaming much less enjoyable than it could have been. Hopefully it will be integrated into TiVo’s implementation when it becomes available.

  2. More importantly, when is HD coming to streaming over -PC- ! We’re still streaming crap resolution.

  3. magdalen almanzar February 10, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Closed captioning service and subtitles in the movies

  4. FINALLY!!! Well, I won’t believe the captioning bit until I see it – and hopefully it’s integrated on PCs and Gaming Consoles.

  5. rev you’re a douchebag dude. CC is more important than hd…

  6. Waaaay overdue on closed-captioning. Get into the 21st century, man! This should’ve been done 5 years ago.

  7. Maureen McNamara January 29, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    How can I get Closed Captioning on Roku? We love watching Netflix on Roku, but would enjoy it so much more with Closed Captioning. I am a little hard of hearing.

  8. Does anyone know how to put CC on the Roku yet?? Please let me know.!!