How to Stop Autoplaying Videos in Netflix

One of the many things that Netflix does in its quest to keep us hooked to the screen, streaming more shows and movies endlessly, is showing us a preview of whichever movie, TV show, or documentary you have selected. That’s a pretty nice feature in theory, but in practice it can get really annoying. So if you have often thought “how do I turn off Netflix auto preview”, well, here’s how to disable Netflix autoplay previews.

How to Disable Netflix Autoplay Previews

In order to turn off Netflix preview, you have to follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Log in to Netflix on your laptop. Hover on your profile icon, and click on ‘Manage Profiles’.

turn off Netflix preview step 1

  • Here, click on the ‘Pencil’ (edit) icon that shows up when you hover your mouse over your profile.

disable Netflix autoplay preview step 2

  • In the screen that opens up, simply uncheck the box next to “Autoplay previews while browsing on all devices.”

disable netflix autoplay preview

This will turn off Netflix preview everywhere. So even if you use a streaming stick like a Roku or Fire TV stick, this will turn off Netflix preview in Fire Stick, Roku, and everywhere else as well.

Don’t be Annoyed by Constant Netflix Previews

If you’re reading this guide, chances are you decided to disable Netflix autoplay previews, and I hope I was able to help you disable autoplaying videos on Netflix. I have always found these autoplaying previews and Netflix trailers to be more of a nuisance than a help, so it was a great relief to me when Netflix finally added the ability to stop them from auto-playing. So what do you think about Netflix’s previews? Do you like them or do you wish Netflix didn’t start playing them on its own? Let me know in the comments.

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