Netflix’s auto-playing previews are one of its most annoying features. While browsing through Netflix for something to watch, you’ll be blasted with video and sound. Now, Netflix finally lets you disable these previews so you can browse in peace.
To access this option, head to Netflix’s website in a web browser. This option is only available through a web browser, but it applies to all your devices once you’ve changed it.
Sign in to your Netflix account, mouse over the profile icon at the top-right corner of the page, and click “Account.”
Look for the name of your profile under My Profile and click “Playback settings.”
Uncheck the “Autoplay previews while browsing on all devices” option and click “Save” to save your changes.
If you dislike autoplay in general, you can also disable the “Autoplay next episode in a series on all devices” option here. Netflix won’t automatically begin playing the next episode when you finish watching one.
Playback settings are specific to each profile. So, if you have multiple profiles for different people on your account and you want to disable auto-playing previews for everyone, you’ll have to repeat this process for each profile.
Netflix added this option to its website on February 6, 2020.