While you’re browsing Netflix you’ve seen the autoplay previews, the videos that start rolling as soon as you roll over select content on the service.
Sometimes it’s a good thing because you’re actually interested in the film, documentary, or series and want to see a quick preview of the content therein before you hit the play button. But then sometimes the autoplaying previews might be annoying while you’re browsing for your next watch.
As a result, Netflix has finally decided to let users turn off the autoplaying previews. The company tweeted it out today, providing a quick link to the process to turn off autoplay previews not only across the platform itself, but also the ability to stock autoplaying the next episode in a series.
Some people find this feature helpful. Others not so much.
— Netflix US (@netflix) February 6, 2020
Here’s the steps to take if you want to turn off autoplaying previews:
- Sign In to Netflix from a web browser.
- Select Manage Profiles from the menu.
- Select the profile you’d like to update.
- Check or uncheck the option to Autoplay previews while browsing on all devices.
Pretty straightforward! Netflix does say there might be a delay “before the setting takes affect”, so keep that in mind. Otherwise it all looks very simple.
Which of you are turning off Netflix’s autoplaying previews?