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Netflix Now Lets You Disable Autoplay

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We’ve all been there, trying to find what to watch on Netflix and you’re scrolling down the page. Every so often you stop for one millisecond on show or movie just to look at the name or description or even the pretty picture and BAM! You get blasted by the trailer.

Well no longer! Our Netflix overlords have now allowed it’s subscribers the ability to disable autoplay not only on those previews but also other features.

Here’s How To Do It

  1. Sign In to Netflix from a web browser.
  2. Select Manage Profiles from the menu.
  3. Select the profile you’d like to update.

The check or uncheck the option to “Autoplay next episodes in a series on all devices” or “Autoplay previews while browsing on all devices”.

Here’s everything coming to Netflix in February.

Netflix sent out a tweet on the 6th Feb letting it’s users know that they can now disable autoplay saying, “We’ve heard the feedback loud and clear — members can now control whether or not they see autoplay previews on Netflix.” And I am so grateful.

You can also go to, https://www.netflix.com/ManageProfiles

Is This A Good Thing?

Yes, I want to see a trailer for the show or movie I’m looking at, but at 1 am in the morning when everyone else is asleep for it to blast my TV speakers with Jack Black screaming in the newest Jumanji movie, is just not ideal. For me, the autoplay previews option has always been an annoyance but the autoplay next episode? Some users think that might the wrong option to give.

One Twitter user, @dostovie replied to Netflix saying, “Skipping end credits should be opt-in. Anything else is disrespectful to the crew. The music that plays during the end credits is like the punctuation at the end of a sentence.” This feature suggested would let anyone who really wanted to, to skip the end credits and move on to the next episode. For the crew of the show as mentioned, this is mostly their only time to get themselves recognised, and is a big achievement for those on the show. You work that hard and tirelessly to give viewers the best show, visuals, story, sound, VFX, acting, dress, set design and hundreds of other roles that go into making anything any show or movie, just for it to be skipped? I’d be annoyed.

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