Closed Captions & 5.1 Audio Coming to Netflix

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

  3. 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.

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