You Can Now Turn off Netflix's Preview Autoplay

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Netflix just made a change that going to make lots of people very happy. After hearing the many, many complaints from unhappy users, the streaming platform now allows users to opt out of autoplay previews.


Autoplay previews happen when you're browsing content on your homepage and you linger too long on a title, automatically triggering the preview to begin playing. This can be an alarming, or just annoying, experience if you aren't expecting it.

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Here's how to disable the setting:


  1. Sign into Netflix on your web browser.
  2. Click on Manage Profiles, which is found in the top-right corner.
  3. Choose the profile you want to update.
  4. Deselect "Autoplay previews while browsing on all devices." (If you don't want Netflix to automatically play the next episode in a series, you can also deselect "Autoplay next episode in a series on all devices.")
  5. Click save.

Now you can continue watching Netflix without dealing with unsolicited previews.