It looks like Netflix finally listened to reason and the complaints of millions of viewers. You now have the option to disable the preview autoplay feature on Netflix, meaning those loud-ass videos that pop up every time you try to sneak in some Witcher during the work day will bedevil you no longer.
Some people find this feature helpful. Others not so much.
Weve heard the feedback loud and clear members can now control whether or not they see autoplay previews on Netflix. Here’s how: https://t.co/6V2TjEW6HDhttps://t.co/zbz4E8fVab
Netflix US (@netflix) February 6, 2020
So how do you set this life-saving feature up? Easily, it turns out.
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Netflix differentiates between two different kinds of autoplay. The first is autoplaying the next episode in a series, and the second is the autoplaying previews (the ones you see when you open up Netflix to browse). You can turn both off, or only one Netflix has conveniently separated them in to different toggles. Luckily, you can find both in the same place.
After you sign in, navigate to the menu with your profile tiles. Click Manage my profiles, which should be under all of the tiles. Then click on the profile you want to adjust (which, in my humble opinion, should be all of them). Under the profile image, youll see two options: Autoplay next episode in a series on all devices and Autoplay previews while browsing on all devices.
Uncheck one or both of them. There you go. No more autoplay for that profile.
Strangely, I could only do this on the desktop site I couldnt find the option my iPhone app, even though Id just updated it. Heres hoping itll eventually migrate there too.