Ever want to disable those giant autoplaying ads for the newest Netflix show or movie that get splashed across your browsing experience? Ever want to hover over a movie or show on Netflix to learn more about it, but don’t want a preview for it start playing in the thumbnail?
Now you can.
Here are the simple instructions straight from Netflix’s official site on how to stop all autoplaying content in its tracks:
When you browse Netflix, you can automatically play trailers using autoplay to get a preview of a TV show or movie.
To turn autoplay on or off:
Sign In to Netflix from a web browser.
Select Manage Profiles from the menu.
Select the profile you’d like to update.
Check or uncheck the option to Autoplay previews while browsing on all devices.
NOTE: There may be a delay before the setting takes affect. You can force an update by switching to another profile, then switching back in order to reload your profile with the updated setting.
Netflix users could previously disable ‘Next episodes’ and related content from autoplaying during credits, but had no way to disable the short autoplay previews that start when one hovers over content, nor the large autoplaying ‘ads’ that highlight suggested content for you in a way that makes it impossible to miss.
Some people find this feature helpful. Others not so much.
— Netflix US (@netflix) February 6, 2020
All users will continue to see large banner ads for certain shows and movies around their Netflix feeds, but users who disable autoplay previews will no longer have these ‘suggestions’ autoplay when they stop browsing in front of them.
If you enjoy thumbnails autoplaying, but don’t like the giant autoplaying banner ads, you’ll be forced to make a choice, as the new autoplay preview setting forces you to enable or disable both.
Netflix subscribers who find autoplay to be an obnoxious part of their browsing experience, or who particularly hate having scenes spoiled, are bound to appreciate the newer, more peaceful option.
Today, Netflix was a good guy.