Netflix app gets subtitles
Some movies are better read than heard (or perhaps skipped altogether, as is the case with 1995’s Batman Forever). Well, luckily now you have the option to mute that horrible audio and read along, imagining better acting, as Netflix has just added support for Subtitles to its iOS apps.
Aside from avoiding horribly spoken dialogue, closed captions are actually a pretty sweet thing if you’re someone who regularly watches movies on your iPhone while at the gym or other high-noise area. For the moment your only subtitle options seems to be ENGLISH or OFF, and the little subtitles balloon doesn’t appear on every Netflix offering (Firefly, for instance, does not seem to support it) but I’m sure they will trickle through eventually.
By the way, if you’re looking for a good movie to watch while working out, I HIGHLY recommend Batman Forever, as you will get SO angry at the film you’ll be able to bench press a car.