so...no subtitles in most of the catalogue and if there is a subtitle option it basically doesn't work as they are scrambled, late or they simply stop appearing. Also, no audio language options? How is possible that in 2020 the most expensive streaming service is so lacking in basic stuff?
We know subtitles are an important part of the TV experience for many of our members, and we’ve worked hard to increase the amount of subtitles across the NOW TV Passes and devices.
It is true that the lack of languages puts you off a lot.
I am Spanish but I watch most of the stuff in English... unfortunately my family isn’t and if they come to visit or if I wish to teach my kids any other language while watching tv... you have no choice at all....
you mentioned Netflix... you can maybe find Polish and Turkish most of the times but the 3rd most spoken language in the world doesn’t even appear for subtitles.
I really believe that if you offer HD, you have the Blu-ray file which includes many languages... so if you don’t give the option it might be another reason that you don’t want to mention like region block which I find almost racist.
For example... in Netflix Spain you will find TV shows like Big Bang theory in many languages with many subtitles options, but in UK Netflix you can choose English and subs on/off...
Sorry for the long post, I just hope that this region blocks and lack of languages comes to an end soon.
Definitely have to agree with you, my parents who live in Spain had a trail to HBO. Where you can select the audio to English, however and very annoyingly when there is embedded subtitles they remain in Spanish. It makes you think, what is the point in having audio in another language but when there are subtiles in the content it remains Spanish.
One would have assumed with Netlfix and now Disney+ this will hopefully come to an end sooner than later.
There is also Paramount+ which is now in the Nordics and South America, plus with HBO Max launching in South America in June.
Absolutly correct, is very dissapointed that in 2022 NowTV can not simply upload a simple text file of 2Kb in every content to be ble to watch with spanish subtitles.... very and very bad streaming service considering that UK is a quite cosmopolitan country.
I had subscriber to the 7 days trial and I cancelled because of that