How to Stop Netflix Autoplay

The Manage Profiles section controls the autoplay options for all devices

What to Know

  • Sign in to Netflix. Click the down arrow next to the Profile box. Choose Manage Profiles and select a profile.
  • Under Autoplay controls, uncheck Autoplay next episode in a series on all devices.
  • Also uncheck Autoplay previews while browsing on all devices. Choose Save.

This article explains how to stop Netflix Autoplay to prevent the next episode in a series or previews from playing automatically.

How to Turn Off Netflix Autoplay

Netflix has an autoplay feature on its home screen that not everyone appreciates; new TV shows or movies automatically begin playing if you don't move quickly. You can stop autoplay and prevent automatic previews too. Some viewers prefer to read the show details.

If that sounds like you then turn off the autoplay feature for your profile. If you prefer, you can also learn what's on Netflix without seeing those previews or messing around with your profile at all.

To disable the Autoplay feature on a profile, follow these steps.

  1. Sign in to your Netflix account.

  2. In the upper right corner, click the down arrow the Profile box. (The little square with a smiley face or a customized image you might have chosen.)

    Netflix home page Profile section
  3. Click Manage Profiles.

  4. Click the profile you want to update.

    Netflix Manage Profiles screen profiles
  5. Under Autoplay controls, you can uncheck one or both of the following options:

    • Autoplay next episode in a series on all devices.
    • Autoplay previews while browsing on all devices.
    Netflix Edit Profile screen
  6. Once you've made your selection(s), click Save.

  7. On the Manage Profiles screen, click Done.

    Netflix Manage Profiles screen with Done button

This feature cannot be disabled across all user profiles in one fell swoop. Other users on the account can elect to turn it off or keep it on; each profile must be adjusted individually.

How to Turn On Autoplay in Netflix

Missing those automatic previews? Using the steps above, just go back and recheck the box(es) you previously deselected. Click Save, then click Done on the Manage Profiles screen and you'll be back in autoplay land.

  • Why won't Netflix autoplay the next episode?

    Check your internet connection and make sure autoplay isn't turned off in your Netflix settings.

  • How do I sign out of Netflix?

    In a browser or the Netflix app, select your Profile icon > Account > Sign Out of All Devices. To sign out of Netflix on a TV, open the Netflix TV app and select Get help > Sign out > Yes to log out.

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