Unless you’re a member of the deaf community or a big fan of foreign films, you probably never think about how drab your default subtitles are. You just queue up your device, press play on your favorite show and relax for the next eight straight hours of binge watching without reading a word.
New settings from Netflix might just make you opt for closed captions more often. You can match your subtitles to the content on your screen with new fonts, colors and text effects — or just make everything really weird by watching a period piece matched with a font that looks just like Comic Sans.
To check out the new choices, which were spotted by The Next Web, head to the bottom of your account settings page to the “My Profile” section and select “Subtitle Appearance.” You can pick any number of font, shadow and size combinations to fine-tune your subtitles.
Do you want the full-on royal experience while you’re watching The Crown? Go with some suitably fancy gold cursive.
Sci-fi fan? Eerily shadowed all-caps in red for Stranger Things it is.
The new font options might not be much more than a fun Easter egg for most viewers, but for those who depend on subtitles every day, it’ll be a welcome change of pace.