How to Disable Netflix AutoPlaying Previews & Trailers

Mar 19, 2020 - 3 Comments

How to disable Netflix preview autoplay

Would you like to turn off Netflix autoplay of previews and trailers? It’s fairly simple to disable preview autoplaying, and you can always reenable it again should you change your mind.

As you likely have noticed by now, Netflix automatically plays previews and trailers of shows and movies as you browse around. Some users may wish to disable preview autoplaying on Netflix however.

This tutorial will show you how quickly and easily you can turn off autoplaying previews and trailers for Netflix on any device, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android, Xbox, Switch, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Netflix on the web on Mac or Windows, or anything else.

How to Disable Netflix Autoplay Previews & Trailers Videos

In order to turn off Netflix autoplaying previews, you must use a web browser on any internet connected device, here’s how it works:

  1. Open any web browser and go to https://netflix.com
  2. Sign in to the Netflix account you wish to disable autoplay previews and trailers for
  3. Sign in to Netflix

  4. Choose “Manage Profiles” from the menu options
  5. Select your user profile that you want to turn off autoplay previews for
  6. Uncheck the option for “Autoplay previews while browsing on all devices”
  7. How to disable Netflix autoplaying previews

  8. Choose Save
  9. Optionally, repeat the steps to disable autoplay previews and autoplay trailers on other users for the same Netflix account

Once you disable autoplay previews on Netflix you may have to wait a little bit for the setting to carry over to all of your other devices.

For example, if you use Netflix on a variety of devices like Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, iPhone, iPad, Android, Roku, as well as a computer or tablet web browser, you may find it takes a little bit for the setting to take effect.

If you’re impatient, Netflix says you can switch Netflix profiles and switch back again to forcibly reload the profile with the updated autoplay setting, so give that a try if the autoplay preview setting hasn’t updated yet.

You can always re-enable autoplaying previews and trailers on Netflix again by returning to the Netflix.com profile settings and adjusting the checkbox for “Autoplay previews while browsing on all devices” so that it’s enabled again.

Whether or not you want to turn off autoplaying previews likely depends on your personal preferences, but if you’re trying to conserve bandwidth you may be more inclined to do so as well.

Another way around autoplaying previews is if you download Netflix shows for offline viewing to iPhone or iPad you will find that once the device is not connected to the internet, the random previews will not play since they’re not able to load, but that’s obviously not a settings option.

Did you turn off autoplaying previews and trailers on Netflix? Did you have another approach to achieve the same effect? Share your experiences and thoughts in the comments below.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Tips & Tricks, Troubleshooting

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  1. Jonathan says:

    Now how do you do this on original Apple shows with AppleTV?

    • Ravichandran says:

      Launch the Settings app on your ‌Apple TV‌. Select General -> Accessibility -> Motion. Toggle off the switch for Auto-Play Video Previews.

    • Katbel says:

      Launch the Settings app on your ‌Apple TV‌.
      Select General -> Accessibility -> Motion.
      Toggle off the switch for Auto-Play Video Previews.

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