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For Fans of Audio Description, Movies Jumping from Netflix to Hulu is Bad News

For many, the expiration of a Netflix contract with Epix Movies on September 30 means the need to sign up to another service to watch a variety of hit movies. But for those who have been enjoying these titles with audio description, the ramifications are higher. Films including World War Z, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and Star Trek Into Darkness will disappear from Netflix in under a week. And while these titles may soon appear on competing streaming service Hulu, the latter does not currently offer audio described content. Other audio-described titles affected include Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, and The Wolf of Wall Street. Here's a list of shows leaving Netflix in September.

Source: Decider
Category: News
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darknexus Saturday, 26-Sep-2015 9:03 PM ET:

I have both, so I don't care. I've never been a fan of described content anyway. It's distracting both to me and to the sighted friends with whom I'm watching the video. In cases where I'm alone, I like to watch without and then, if I feel I'm missing something important, go find a wiki article about it to fill it in. Far, far less distracting than some jabber-jaw yammering his/her mouth off over my movie. And yes, this comes from a totally blind individual.

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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.

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