You can now easily turn off autoplay features to prevent the next episode of your favorite show on Netflix from playing on its own. Here is how to stop Netflix from automatically playing the next episode or related content automatically on the app or web browser.
Netflix has this default settings that plays one item of content after another to provide uninterrupted watching experience. If there are no more episode in a series left, then a suggested content will start playing after a countdown automatically.
This feature is designed keeping convenience in mind. But it is not for everyone. If you’re one of those who don’t want Netflix to play the next episode, promo or preview from another show as you finish playing the last episode, you can disable post-play by changing it in your profile settings.
In the following step by step guide, you will learn how to prevent Netflix from auto-playing videos automatically on the app or web version. Before that, do check this useful guide on how to block in-episode ads on Netflix.
Stop Netflix From Playing Next Episode Automatically
To turn off this automatic playback feature on Netflix, perform the following steps:
- Launch Netflix (web version).
- Click on your profile avatar.
- Click on profile button in the top-right corner, and select the Account option.
- Under “My Profile,” click the Playback Settings link.
- Disable/un-check/clear the “Play next episode automatically” option.
Hit the save button when done. Once you’ve completed the above steps, Netflix on the web or any supported app will no longer play the next episode automatically.
However, if you’re looking to stop autoplay for trailers and promos while browsing, unfortunately, there’s no option to disable that particular feature. But you can use Netflix on the web, use this Chrome or Firefox extension to block this feature.
Hopefully this solved your little issue of Netflix auto-playback of episodes. Stay tuned for more.