Netflix’s Annoying ‘Autoplay’ Feature Can Be Stopped Now; What Is Autoplay & How Can You Stop It?
It can be a small, tiny update done by World’s biggest online streaming portal: Netflix.
But this single change has brought an insane amount of joy and happiness for all Netflix fans and subscribers.
Now, the annoying and disturbing autoplay feature can be stopped.
What is the big deal about this?
Netflix Allows Users To Stop Autoplay
Netflix has updated its Help Section on their website/app, and that one feature has been added, which was demanded by virtually every Netflix user.
The annoying and awful Autoplay feature can now be stopped by the users.
One Twitter user expressed his happiness this way:
Turning off the Netflix autoplay feature: pic.twitter.com/ZMm9uWB8pi— Hawk Ripjaw ?? (@realHawkRipjaw) February 7, 2020
What Is Autoplay Feature?
Autoplay, as the name suggests, is the feature that triggers automatic playing of a video. Now, there are two types of autoplays in Netflix: One that autoplays the next episode of a series, and the other one which autoplays the movie listings on the home screen.
While the autoplay for next series could have been stopped earlier as well, the other autoplay for movie listing was not allowed to be stopped.
Now , Netflix allows both the autoplays to stop, and this has come as a major relief for all Netflix fans.
Netflix’s help section says: “Netflix provides two different autoplay settings that you can turn on or off. Changes to these settings are specific to a profile and will take effect across all devices. You can adjust these settings from the Netflix site.”
How To Stop Autoplay In Netflix?
After signing into your Netflix account, visit the ‘Manage Profile’ section, and open the profile you wish to edit.
Then, tap on” Autoplay next episode in a series on all devices” to stop first form of autoplay, and tap “Autoplay previews while browsing on all devices.” for the second form of autoplay.
Why Autoplay Is Hated By Netflix Users?
The main reason is, users lose control over their choices.
If the preview autoplay suddenly starts, even without any consent, it is indeed irritating, and previous time is wasted to either stop it, or hop on to the next video.
Rian Johnson, who directed Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Knives Out was so frustrated on autoplay feature that tweeted that his “current favorite console game: navigating Netflix without triggering autoplay promos.”
Infact, there exists a Twitter account, whose sole purpose of existence was to convince Netflix to stop this annoying feature.
It seems that it finally worked!