It took years of complaints, but Netflix has finally decided to allow users to disable autoplay previews.
Netflix tweeted on Thursday that they have enabled a toggle switch to control whether or not viewers see autoplay previews.
Some people find this feature helpful. Others not so much.
— Netflix US (@netflix) February 6, 2020
Autoplay doesn’t really bother me that much, but I know it does bug many of you, so here’s how to turn it off.
How to Turn Off Netflix Autoplay
You can disable the feature by doing the following:
- Go to the Netflix website in a browser window.
- Tap or click “Manage Profiles.”
- Select the user profile you’d like to update the settings for. (This can only be changed on a profile-by-profile basis.)
- In the “Autoplay controls” area, click the box next to “Autoplay previews while browsing on all devices” to deselect the box.
- When you’re done, hit “Save.”
Doing the above will turn off autoplay on all of your devices, including your Mac, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, and even that brand-new Netflix-capable refrigerator you have out in the kitchen.
It may take a bit for the new setting to take effect across your devices, so don’t freak out if autoplay hangs in there for a while.