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How to Turn Netflix Movies Into Audiobooks
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How to Turn Netflix Movies Into Audiobooks

Emily Price, Gawker Media

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Sure, you've heard of binge-watching shows on Netflix, but how about binge listening?

Netflix has a category of programs that it offers audio descriptions for, where a voiceover explains to you what characters are doing in a scene. With it you can listen to shows rather than watch them, essentially transforming them into something like an audiobook or podcast you can stream while you're out for a walk or when you're in bed at night trying to fall asleep, Reddit user A_Alexandre points out .

Audio Descriptions is actually a category within the Netflix app. It's the last category, right below Thrillers.

And there are a decent number of options. Right now there are roughly 50 titles available that offer audio subscriptions, a lot of those television series with a good number of episodes. The latest season of Stranger Things is available with audio descriptions as is Boss Baby, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Mad Men, The Good Place, Daredevil, Finding Dory, and more.

You turn on audio descriptions within the same menu where you would traditionally turn on subtitles. For movies and televisions shows where the feature is available it will be the last option labeled "English - Audio Description."

I've tried it out with a few shows and the descriptions are actually pretty great. Parks & Recreation may have just become the soundtrack to my morning dog walks.

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