Here's how you can switch off Netflix Autoplay

Nick Pope
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From Harper's BAZAAR

The Netflix homepage can be an assault on the senses, and upon opening the app, viewers can inadvertently trigger endless auto-play trailers for a variety of shows and films.

Well that's all changed following complaints from disgruntled viewers, as Netflix has announced that subscribers can finally disable the homepage autoplay feature.

The company allowed users to turn off the episode autoplay feature a while back, but endless complaints from Netflix customers on social media have pushed them to go one step further.

So how do you do it? Good question. It's pretty simple:

  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.

Easy. Check or uncheck the option to ‘Autoplay previews while browsing on all devices’.

The option to stop episode autoplay also sits in that section, meaning you can gain full control over your domain. Those Netflix binges will finally be on your terms and your terms alone, and you’ll no longer be faced with those existential ‘Are you still watching?” prompts.

Autoplay was originally intended to keep viewers glued to the app and away from their streaming rivals, and a Netflix spokesperson told the New York Times that the homepage feature was designed to make it, "faster and easier for our members to find titles tailored to their tastes."

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