Netflix finally lets users turn off one of its most annoying features

Netflix finally lets users turn off one of its most annoying features
Everyone was complaining about Netflix's autoplay previews, but it took the streaming service quite a long time to do something about it. Although the feature is still active in all Netflix's apps, we've been given the option to completely turn them off.

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:

  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

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.

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3 Comments

2. Rocket

Posts: 747; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Now they need to add the option to delete shows/movies that you started viewing but not interested anymore.

3. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 800; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

You can already do that. You just have to be on the website, not the app.

1. fatTony

Posts: 122; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

Nice click bait title. Got me

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