How to turn off Netflix autoplay of previews

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/02/06/how-to-turn-off-netflix-autopl.html

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BLESS! (this is a complete sentence.)

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Thank you so very much!!!

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:pray: :pray: :pray:

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Thank you for posting this! It’s been driving me CRAZY!

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BoingBoing doing the Lord’s work today :pray: :pray: :pray:

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Thank you! A simple solution to a VERY annoying feature.

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I have been a customer since they launched and the one and only time I have contacted them was to bitch them out about not being able to disable this noise.

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:clap: :joy: :joy: :clap: I don’t know who you are sir, or where you come from, but you’ve done me a power of good.

Where do I go to nominate someone for Editor of the Year?

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Holy Guacamole, there is a Dog!

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Big ups to you!

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This must be new. I’d swear that this was intentionally impossible to turn off in the past.

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We know who to thank, too:

:grin:

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I remember my conversation with Netflix being much less magnanimous than hers. I believe there were disparities metioned about the UI design capabilities of some “cave dwelling script kiddies”.

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For a long time it was. Thank fuck they finally have a way to turn this aggressively awful feature off.

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For those who followed the instructions in their browser and found they didn’t work, as I did, here’s a tip.

I turned on Netflix via my Roku box, and the stupid previews still started playing. I swore a lot, gave it some thought, then unplugged the Roku and plugged it in again. I started up Netflix and the autoplay feature is now gone.

Why? I’m going with magic.

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This is the kind of content that’s kept me coming back for the last 10 years. Thanks, @pesco.

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Thank you Rita and everyone! Now, off to not get annoyed while looking for something to watch…

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Oh, thank goodness.

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It was impossible as recently as last week, when I contacted their support to beg to fix it. You’re welcome.

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