Do you find it annoying when Netflix automatically plays a trailer for a show when hovering over a selection? Here’s how to turn it off and browse in peace.
One of the most annoying things about Netflix is the autoplay trailers. When you hover over a selection, a trailer for the show starts playing automatically. It can be quite jarring when the audio for the trailer starts blasting through your speakers.
But now Netflix has finally added the option to turn the annoyance off. Here’s how to do it.
Disable Netflix Autoplay Trailers
To turn off the autoplay trailers, you need to launch a browser and log into your Netflix account.
Then choose your profile and then click your profile icon in the upper right corner and select Account.
Next, scroll down to the My Profile section and click on the Playback settings link.
Now on the Playback Settings page, uncheck the “Autoplay previews while browsing on all devices” option. After you do that, make sure also to click the Save button. Otherwise, the trailers will still automatically play while your browsing content.
That’s all there is to it! Now you can browse the content in peace without trailers blaring through your speakers.
If you have always found the autoplay trailers to be the most annoying thing about Netflix, you can finally turn it off. And I, for one, have been waiting for the ability to turn them off for years.
Also, note that it will disable the autoplay trailers on all your devices when you turn it off here. So, you don’t need to turn it off on each device you watch Netflix on.
However, you might need to log out of your account and back in again for it to go into effect on certain devices.
And if you want to enable the feature again for some reason, go back in and recheck the option.
It seems as though Netflix is adding more user-friendly features. The company recently added a top 10 list to the UI, too.