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Subtitles appearance

Hi guys!

 

I rely on subtitles a lot but the ones the Now TV app provides look terrible, mostly due to the very distracting black background and their placement.

 

Is there any platform - phone, TV, console, etc. - which allows their appearance to be customized?

 

Thanks in advanced for your help. ‌‌

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schnapps
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Re: Subtitles appearance

Hi @TurboZilla 

 

Had a quick play around with the Caption settings on my NowTV box and under " Background Opacity " you can remove the black box on the subtitles background by selecting OFF.

 

You can also customise other things like text size, type, colour etc.

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schnapps
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Hi @TurboZilla 

 

If you are using a NowTV Box or Stick then under the settings menu > under Captions there is a number of options to customise the subtitles look and appearance.

 

I don't use subtitles myself, so i am not sure if the customisation options meets for what you are after.

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schnapps
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Re: Subtitles appearance

Hi @TurboZilla 

 

Had a quick play around with the Caption settings on my NowTV box and under " Background Opacity " you can remove the black box on the subtitles background by selecting OFF.

 

You can also customise other things like text size, type, colour etc.

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TurboZilla
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Re: Subtitles appearance

@schnapps does that apply to NowTV content too? I remember reading somewhere that would work for other apps on the box but weirdly not the NowTV one.

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schnapps
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Hi @TurboZilla 

 

Yep the Caption customise settings work on NowTV content which is subtitles supported.

 

From my previous post i tested it out with a movie from my NowTV Cinema Pass.

 

Do you own either a NowTV Branded device or Roku Player ?

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TurboZilla
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Re: Subtitles appearance

Thank you very much for confirming!

 

I don't own either but I was just wondering whether subtitles customization would work on Roku sticks too as that would be my preferred purchase.

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schnapps
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Re: Subtitles appearance

Hi @TurboZilla 

 

Here a quick screen shot taken.

 

I didn't change the text style, text size or colour, but just switched off "Background Opacity" .

 

IMG_20201007_143508_hdr.jpg

 

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schnapps
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Hi @TurboZilla 

 

Give me 10 minutes and i will double check my Roku Stick Plus with the NowTV Pass and content that is Subtitles supported (from memory i believe it works the same with the same options has my NowTV box).

 

 

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schnapps
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Re: Subtitles appearance

Hi @TurboZilla 

 

Looks like the custom caption settings also works fine with NowTV content that is Subtitles supported on my Roku Stick + device, where i have to switch off both Background Opacity & Window Opacity (i tried green text instead of red).

 

Screen shot taken from Roku Stick + with NowTV Cinema Pass on the Roku NowTV App.

 

IMG_20201007_145446_hdr.jpg

 

TurboZilla
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Re: Subtitles appearance

@schnapps you've been super hepful! Thank you very much!