I love Netflix. Of all the streaming services it’s still the one I frequent the most. However, the one nagging thing about it has always been the auto play menu. It will be quiet one second and the next your speaker will start blasting a loud bombastic trailer. Or worse yet, the streaming service would just start playing the next movie. All the while you are just trying to read the damn synopsis to see if you even want to watch it.
Well now all that has been changed.
You can finally stop jamming down the mute button when you first open up Netflix: On Thursday, the streaming giant answered the prayers of many users by giving us the ability to turn off those autoplay previews on its homepage.
“We’ve heard the feedback loud and clear – members can now control whether or not they see autoplay previews on Netflix,” Netflix tweeted.
If your binge watching habit has become a problem, Netflix also added the ability to turn off autoplay of the next episode of a show (it seems the judge-y “Are you still watching?” screen remains alive for the rest of us, however).
Any changes you make to your autoplay settings are specific to your profile, and will take effect across all devices, according to a post in the Netflix Help Center.
Here’s how to turn trailer and episode autoplay off or on, according to Netflix:
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.
4. Check or uncheck the option to Autoplay previews while browsing on all devices, and Autoplay next episode in a series on all devices.
It might take a little while before the change to the setting takes effect, Netflix noted. However, you can force the update by switching to another profile, and then switching back to yours to reload it.