It’s no secret Netflix loves it when you watch their shows. They’ve even made a little feature to entice you, even though for many of us it tends to do the exact opposite; yes, it’s the autoplay on the homepage and at the end of episodes. But today is a day for celebration – the company took to Twitter on February 6th and announced the ability to turn off the feature!
Netflix subscribers are now able to disable the bane of casual browsing in two ways. Users can disable autoplay from episode to episode, which can cut down on ‘binge’ habits. Alternatively, they can disable the previews that play when browsing for new shows to watch. These settings are personal to each profile sharing the account and carry across devices, so you needn’t worry about unnecessary trailers popping up wherever you go.
It’s certainly not a seldom requested feature; subscribers across the web have been begging Netflix for the option since its inception in 2016. Some even believe it can remove the autonomy of unwilling users. If you have problems pulling yourself away from Netflix, this might be the option for you.
If you’d like to change your settings, sign in to Netflix using a web browser, select the ‘Manage Profiles’ option, choose which profile you’d like to disable autoplay on, and then deselect the “autoplay previews while browsing on all devices” option. However, if you do find it useful, you don’t need to lift a finger. No matter your choice, it’s great to know Netflix is making changes for everyone.
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Source: The Verge