Subtitle Reactions

2017, Aug 31

Netflix Hack Day has arrived again! For this experimental hack, we decided to add multiple visualizations to Netflix subtitles during playback.

Basically, each time a subtitle changes on-screen, we add the following overlays:

  • Image stickers ( sourced by GIPHY API search’s top result )
  • Emojis ( based on moji-translate library )
  • Mood colorization ( based on AFINN sentiment library )
  • As a bonus, if we detect song lyrics a disco ball drops down from the top of the screen

Special Thanks to Sai Shenoy and Jacklyn Ng for helping out!



Check out the Netflix tech blog to see other hacks.