Netflix‘s “Instant Watch” online movie streaming feature has become a sore topic for deaf movie enthusiasts, because it provides limited captioning options in comparison to the much more extensive DVD library, and — even where captioning is available in the “Watch Instantly” library — this feature is not searchable. This has prompted a deaf movie enthusiast to manually build a library of captioned movies he could locate himself, and, as a public service, list these movies on his own website. It is now a popular site for deaf Netflix customers.
I just learned today about a much more efficient way to search for captioned instant-watch movies. FeedFliks — available for free at its own website, and through the Netflix App Gallery — is a robust search engine for Netflix movies, with the ability to search for movies by specific characteristics, including whether it is subtitled or closed captioned. These results can be filtered by DVD or Instant Watch, giving deaf viewers the ability to identify Instant Watch movies they could watch in captions.