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For the mother love of God, how do you turn off Netflix autoplay?

turn off Netflix autoplay
Make it stop: no more automatic Neeson

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At the risk of sounding like Michael Barrymore, what’s Netflix not? It’s not very considerate. Open its website and it will launch a speakers-blaring autoplay preview of whatever it’s recommending to you. Finish one show, and the second the credits roll it will be lining up the next episode. Can someone please make it stop? Well, yes, you can – by following our simple instructions to turn off Netflix autoplay.

It’s all thanks to autoplay killers that Netflix added to the service this week, making it much easier to prevent video playing when you don’t want it to.

The settings can be adjusted on a profile-by-profile basis, so if the kids don’t want to burn the calories required to press the Play button on the remote at the end of an episode of Friends, they don’t have to.

Time needed: 2 minutes.

How to turn off Netflix autoplay

  1. Go to the Netflix website

    You can only switch these settings off from the Netflix website, not the apps, as far as we can tell. So visit Netflix.com from a computer browser.

  2. Edit your profile

    If you have multiple profiles set up, click on your profile name and then click once again on your profile icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen. Now select Manage Profiles and click on your profile for a third time.

  3. Switch off both autoplay features

    On this screen you will see two autoplay features already ticked. Untick these both to prevent Netflix automatically rolling into the next episode of a series and autoplaying previews of recommended titles. This applies across all devices. Turn off Netflix autoplay

  4. Repeat for other profiles

    If you want to save your partner or kids from similar misery, you’ll need to change the settings in their profiles individually. Only the primary account holder can fiddle with other family members’ account settings.

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About the author

Barry Collins

Barry has scribbled about tech for almost 20 years for The Sunday Times, PC Pro, WebUser, Which? and many others. He was once Deputy Editor of Mail Online and remains in therapy to this day. Email Barry at barry@bigtechquestion.com.

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