By default, the Netflix settings are configured to autoplay previews to help you quickly sample TV shows and movies. but if you don’t like scrolling through the vast catalog of the service, you can turn off autoplay previews on Netflix. Read along to find out how to do it!
How to stop autoplay previews on Netflix via app
Time needed: 3 minutes.
The streaming giant Netflix now offers a dedicated option to stop the autoplaying of previews when you are navigating the home screen. Previously, you were required to change this setting by signing into Netflix with a web browser. So, if you are no more interested in watching the trailers of Netflix titles, follow these instructions to know how to stop Netflix autoplay.
- Launch the Netflix app
If you have the Netflix app installed on your mobile, launch the app by tapping its icon on the Home Screen.
- Unlock your profile
When directed to a new screen, tap your profile. If you’ve set a 4-digit pin lock for your profile, you’ll be prompted to enter the pin.
- Choose your profile
Tap your profile icon (visible in the upper-right corner) on the app screen.
- Go to Manage profiles section
When directed to a new screen, select the Manage Profiles option.
- Edit profile
Hit the Edit button (pencil icon overlaid on your profile tab). When directed to the Edit Profile screen, scroll down to the Autoplay Previews option.
- Disable Autoplay
Toggle the switch, next to the Autoplay Previews option to the Off position to disable autoplay previews on Netflix.
Likewise, you can disable Autoplay Next Episode on Netflix.
Stop autoplay previews on Netflix via a web browser
If you do not wish the trailers for shows or movies to start playing whenever you briefly pause on a Netflix title, you can disable Netflix autoplay by signing into Netflix with a web browser.
Assuming you’ve signed in via a web browser, select your profile. If the profile lock 4-digit pin is on, enter the pin to unlock your profile.
Hover your mouse cursor near the profile icon (upper-right corner) and choose the Manage Profiles option from the drop-down menu.
Select your profile and under the Edit profile screen that appears, scroll down to the Autoplay controls section.
To turn off the autoplay Netflix option completely, simply check the box marked against Autoplay previews while browsing on all devices option.
Hereafter, the Netflix autoplay preview option will be disabled completely.
Hope that makes sense!