Netflix finally lets users turn off one of its most annoying features
It's been years since we've asked for such an option, but for some reason, Netflix didn't think it should prioritize the removal of autoplay previews. Ironically, in today's announcement, Netflix says: “We've heard the feedback loud and clear – members can now control whether or not they see autoplay previews on Netflix.”
We think it's great that Netflix listens to users' feedback, but we also believe that it only responds to those requests that fit its marketing strategy. In any case, if you want to turn off Netflix's most annoying feature, here is what you have to do:
- Sign in to Netflix from a web browser
- Select Manage Profiles from the menu
- Select the profile you'd like to update
From there, you can check or uncheck the option to autoplay previews while browsing on all devices, including Android and iOS. Keep in mind that the changes might not show up immediately, but one thing you can do to benefit from the new feature is to switch to another profile, and then switch back to reload your profile with the updated setting.