How to Turn Netflix Beta Features On or Off
Want to test out new Netflix features? Guess what, you probably already are!
If you’re a longtime Netflix user, you may be a beta tester—and you didn’t even know it! Unlike programs like the Windows 10 Insider Preview, Netflix may quietly roll out new features to you before they are available to the rest of the world. The “Skip Intro” button is one such example.
For me, I ended up being enrolled in Netflix test participation by default (or at least I don’t remember signing up for it). In this article, I’ll show you how to check to see if you’re signed up for Netflix test participation and how to opt out, if you want to.
How to Opt-in or Opt-out of Netflix Test Participation
To opt-in, opt-out, or just find out if you have Netflix test participation enabled, login to your Netflix account. Then, click Account and choose Test participation.
Next, toggle Netflix test participation on or off in the box that reads “Include me in tests and previews.”
You may or may not notice a difference after doing this. Netflix doesn’t tell you when they’re using you as a guinea pig. Of course, if something is going seriously wrong with your Netflix service and you can’t figure out why, disabling the Netflix test participation may be a good troubleshooting step.
Personally, I’m going to leave it on. I haven’t had any issues at all with my Netflix experience—nor have I noticed any exciting new features, but maybe I will someday.
Have you noticed any new Netflix test features? Tell us about them in the comments.
The SKIP INTRO is great, if you are watching multiple episodes of a series in one sitting, this app take you to the spot that you left the prior episode, without having to wath the intro, and the “here’s where we left of” stuff. reall a good time saver, 1 to 4 minutes each episode
New features always seem like interesting to me. Thank you for sharing the pro tricks. It will help Netflix lover to become pro.
Netflix won’t let me toggle my test participation option to ‘off’ so it looks like some of us do not have that choice.