Netflix Starts Hindi Service
Netflix will have more Hindi from today. It has launched a Hindi user interface for convenience of the Hindi viewers whose number has increased in the recent years.
Netflix’s Hindi UI
Monika Shergill, VP of content Netflix India, said that delivering a great Netflix experience was as important to them as creating great content. Her mailed statement read that they believed the new UI would make Netflix even more accessible and better suit members that prefer Hindi.
Hindi UI is available under Manage Profiles > Language on the Netflix website. Everything including sign-up, title names, search and payment option will be available in Hindi. Also, the language settings are made profile specific to allow different members on the same Netflix account choose their language preference.
Netflix said that the Hindi UI will be available for global audiences. Presently the streaming service is offered in 26 different languages. Since Hindi is a preferred language in India and most of the local-language Netflix originals like Sacred Games, Delhi Crime and Choked are in Hindi, it makes sense to add Hindi to the language choice.
Netflix subtitles and dubbing
Netflix’s Hindi service will be different from regular subtitles and dubbing where originals are dubbed or streamed with subtitles in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. But not all originals are available with Indian-language subtitles or dubs. Here the streaming service wants to increase that. But it should be ready for the side-effects like censorship of Hollywood movies and TV shows.