Netflix Closed Captioning

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by serial_port_me05, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. serial_port_me05

    serial_port_me05 Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    Any word on this? I searched, but didn't find anything recent.

    Tivo support online docs show it isn't available.

  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    No, CC is not available on the Tivo.

    It is available on game systems sush as the Wii.
  3. serial_port_me05

    serial_port_me05 Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    Thanks. I didn't think it worked. Isn't it a requirement by the FCC or something to have this enabled? Didn't Netflix get sued to do it?
  4. Jeeters

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

    Feb 25, 2003
    Netflix is not considered a broadcaster and isn't subject to the FCC.

    A class action lawsuit was brought against them a few months ago.
  5. TheWGP

    TheWGP Hmmm...

    Oct 26, 2007
    We'll see what happens in the future, but as of right now:

    Netflix on Tivo - no support
    Netflix on other devices (I use a Wii) - support but hit-or-miss what videos are captioned
    Hulu+ on Tivo - supported, so I haven't tried any other device - but hit or miss what videos are captioned

    If you have content to stream from a PC that you want to use .srt subs with, use Streambaby. It's the most reliable option for watching things with subtitles. Obviously it's up to you what files you get and where you obtain them - but Streambaby as a technical solution to this problem is pretty rocking.

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