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Netflix Launches A New Kids Mystery Box Feature, Language Accessibility Tools And More

Netflix has introduced a new Kids Mystery Box feature to provide a fun and safe environment for children to discover their new favorite shows and films, such as Boss Baby: Back In The Crib, Gabby’s Dollhouse, Back to the Outback, Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous and so on. Additionally, Netflix announced that it will expand the language availability of Audio Descriptions (AD) and Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (SDH) for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD).

Netflix introduces Kids Mystery Box

Netflix has rolled out a Kids Mystery Box feature to help users discover age-appropriate movies and shows. To access this feature, all you need to do is follow these simple steps:

  1. Log in to a kids profile
  2. Find the kids ‘Favorites Row’ at the top of the homepage.
  3. Hover over the sparkly ‘Mystery Box’ to discover a title that is ‘new for you’!

You will now be surprised with a new family-appropriate recommended movie or show. This feature will save the time that you spend scrolling and deciding what to watch.

Netflix expands language accessibility tools

Netflix Audio Descriptions and Subtitles will soon be available in nearly 20 additional languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, and French, beginning this month. As per the company statement, “By increasing our SDH and AD language availability to over 20 languages, we hope to give all of our members the ability to see their lives reflected on screen, no matter where you’re from, what language you speak, or what abilities you have.”

For Web and iOS, the streaming platform is adding new badges to identify shows and films with AD and SDH. As part of this, Netflix has released its first-ever collection called “Celebrating Disability with Dimension”. The collection includes more than 50 shows and films with characters and stories about people with disabilities.

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