How to Disable Netflix’s Auto-Playing Previews

How to Disable Netflix’s Auto-Playing Previews

Netflix’s auto-playing previews are one of its most irritating features. When you are browsing through Netflix for something to watch, you’ll be disturbed with auto-play video and sound. This use to interrupt your watch experience and often ruin the mood. Now, Netflix finally introduced an option that lets you disable these previews so you can browse in peace and can enjoy your Netflix.

  • To access this option, you must open Netflix’s website in a web browser. This option is only can be accessed through a web browser, but it applies to all your devices once you’ve changed it.
  • Sign in to your Netflix account, take the cursor over the profile icon at the top-right corner of the page, and then click “Account.”
  • Now find the name of your profile under My Profile and click “Playback settings.”
  • Remove the tick from the “Auto-play previews while browsing on all devices” option and click “Save” to save your changes. This will save changes for all your devices.

If you dislike auto-play more general, you can also disable the “Auto-play next episode in a series on all devices” option here. Netflix will not automatically start playing the next episode when you finish watching one.

Playback settings are specific for each particular profile. So, if you have created multiple profiles for different people on your account and you want to disable auto-playing previews for each profile, you’ll have to repeat this process every single time.

Netflix has added this new option to its website on February 6, 2020.

Here are some tips on how to enable the data saver settings:

  • Open the Netflix app on your Android phone.
  • Go to More>App Settings.
  • Under the Video Playback section, tap on the Mobile Data Usage option.
  • Select the Save Data option.

Netflix said it currently only select titles available with this new codec, but it aims to stream all titles with AV1. Plus, it’s also working to bring codec to other platforms.


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