One of the fascinating things Roxana and I get to do as co-founders of this site is to work closely with many household-name brands that are interested in learning more about what the Latina moms (and, yes, dads too!
) really want and how their products or services can better serve our needs.
Of course, I usually sound like a broken record because I invariably always bring up the topic of the need for more Spanish-language books, movies, TV shows, etc and/or better cultural and ethnic representation in what may be.
So I jumped at the opportunity to partner with Netflix as one of 18 bloggers from six countries that were invited to their headquarters in Silicon Valley for a full immersion into all things Netflix and insights into new product launches I can’t wait to tell you about really soon.
The group of bloggers, both women and men, are being called the #Stream Team because, well, streaming video and making it so convenient to watch is what Netflix does really well. Not only do we have an account, but we use it a lot to stream our favorite shows and movies.
It was an excellent fit for us because my husband and I have had a Netflix account for 7 years — the amount of time we’ve been living in the U. Last winter break I finally gave in and allowed Camila to watch Netflix Kids on my i Pad every Saturday and Sunday morning so we could finally get an hour or so of more sleep during the weekends.
I ignored the fact that she would be watching in English because she was already in a dual immersion school and getting plenty of exposure to Spanish at other times.
I had been so strict about Spanish-only video, but at 5 years of age it was getting harder for me to control…and there’s that sleep thing again.
So now that my girl has a crazy obsession with Netflix, I definitely wanted to get in front of their executives to voice what we all have been wanting and asking from them: The thing is that right now most people don’t even know you can select subtitles and Spanish dubbing in some movies and shows. I just discovered it myself, so I want to show you how to access it in case this info is new to you as well.
The only way you can see a full list of what’s available is on the website.
You should use Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox to be able to get the dub on a browser, but you can also switch to Spanish on those shows that offer it if you’re on an i Pad, Apple TV, Roku and more.
First, head over to and you’ll see at the top of your browser a navigation menu.