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There's a lot you can do to customize your Netflix experience.

Even if you don't frequently use subtitles, you may start after hearing this. The service recently announced that you can change the color and font of your subtitles. But first thing's first: How do you get them to even show up?

If you're on a Mac, it's just a matter of making your way to the navigation menu (the spot where you can pause the movie/show, maximize the screen, and change the volume) and choosing the text icon.

On an Apple TV, you need to swipe down on your remote while watching your show or movie to access the show information. There you can choose your subtitle options.

Now, customizing the subtitle appearance is a little hidden. Head to your account settings, and click “Subtitle Appearance” under My Profile at the bottom of the page. Here, you'll be able to change the color, font, text size, and whether or not you want your subtitles in a colored box. You can do a lot with these options, like, for instance, this gross combination of colors and a font that's scarily close to Comic Sans.

Netflix Subtitle Example
Credit: Netflix

As you can see, you've got some major freedom when it comes to personalizing your subtitle experience. They've even got a cursive font if you're feeling extra fancy.

Do your worst, Netflix streamers.