Netflix’s new mystery series, 1899attracted a lot of attention from subscribers prior to its debut as it comes from the same creative team that delivered the hit show Dark. Many people have been tuning in to watch the series since it debuted last week, but some found things confusing, thanks in large part to an automatic setting that ensures 1899 much harder to understand.
1899 features characters who speak multiple different languages throughout the series, including English, German, and Spanish. The language barriers are an important part of the show, but that may not come through for some viewers. On some Netflix accounts, the show defaults to the English dub audio track. That means everyone speaks English in the version you’re watching, regardless of what language the character is supposed to speak.
In the English dubbing, all languages have been translated into English. This means that the characters who speak English have no change, but everyone else has different actors dubbing over their lines in different voices. It also eliminates any communication issues that should be present between characters, leaving quite a few scenes that don’t make sense to those watching.
How to Fix 1899 Audio on Netflix?
To have the best experience with 1899, you need to switch the audio and subtitle options. You can find these settings by clicking the speech bubble at the bottom of the screen once you start an episode 1899.
For the audio, you want to choose English [Original], which gives you all the different languages in their original form, performed by the actors you see on screen. In addition, you have to make sure that the subtitles are turned on, so you have to choose English [CC] under the subtitles option (right next to the audio).
1899 stars Emily Beecham, Aneurin Barnard, Andreas Pietschmann, Miguel Bernardeau, Maciej Musiał, Anton Lesser, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Rosalie Craig, Clara Rosager, Maria Erwolter, Martin Greis-Rosenthal, Yann Gael, Mathilde Ollivier, José Pimentão, Isabella Wei, Gabby Wong, Jonas Bloquet, Fflyn Edwards, and Alexandre Willaume.
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