How to Turn off Netflix Autoplay Previews and Next Episode

Finally, you can stop all those interruptions

When you're wrapping up watching a show on Netflix, it can be annoying for a Netflix autoplay preview to suddenly kick in during the mid-credit sequence. Fortunately, there's a way to keep that from happening. Here's everything you need to know about how to disable the Netflix autoplay previews. 

Why Would I Want to Disable Netflix Autoplay Previews?

It might seem like a great feature, but there are plenty of reasons why you might want to disable it, even temporarily.

  • More time to savor your show: Has your favorite show just ended and you're taking a moment to savor it? You don't want to be disturbed by a preview for the next big Netflix show. 
  • Easier to resist: Autoplaying the next episode makes it so easy to binge watch, but it relies on you having no willpower. Switch it off before it gets that far.
  • Inappropriate content: Netflix doesn't always show previews of shows that are related to what you've just watched. This can be an issue if your children are in the room at the time: 
  • Reduced data usage: If you have a limited data allowance, you don't want to use it up on unwanted previews. 

How to Turn off Netflix Autoplay Previews and Next Episode Playback

It's useful to be able to block autoplay preview on Netflix, and it only takes seconds to do. If you don't want to go straight into the next episode, you can disable it from the same place. Here's what you need to do.

You can only do this through your web browser. You can't do it via the Netflix app on your smartphone, TV, tablet, or games console. 

  1. Select your profile name. 

    How to sign in to a specific Netflix profile

    Different profiles have different playback settings so each user needs to do this themselves.

  2. Hover over your profile image.

    Netflix profile image highlighted on main homepage
  3. Select Account

    Accessing account on Netflix
  4. Scroll down to My Profile.

  5. Select Playback settings.

    Where to find Playback settings within Netflix account page
  6. Deselect Autoplay previews whilst browsing on all devices.

    Netflix account screen displaying how to switch off autoplay controls

    Want to stop the next episode autoplaying too? Deselect Autoplay next episode in a series on all devices.

  7. Select Save to confirm your choice.

    Netflix account page with playback settings shown and save dialog highlighted

How to Turn Autoplay Previews and Next Episode Back on

Realized you miss seeing the previews, and you actually do want to binge watch without having to touch a button? Here's how to switch it back on.

  1. Select your profile name.

    Netflix profile page
  2. Hover over your profile image.

    Netflix main page with profile image highlighted
  3. Select Account

    Netflix home page with account option highlighted
  4. Scroll down to My Profile.

  5. Select Playback settings.

    Netflix account page with playback settings highlighted
  6. Select Autoplay next episode in a series on all devices and Autoplay previews whilst browsing on all devices.

    Netflix playback settings with autoplay controls unticked
  7. Select Save to confirm your choices and to restore previews and autoplay. 

    Netflix playback settings with save button highlighted