How to Turn On or Off Netflix Previews & Trailers Automatically Play

The streaming platform from Netflix is fully functional, but some of its features can be irksome. Take Autoplay, for instance, which begins playing a trailer automatically each time you briefly pause over a show’s title. Especially when you’re looking for a new movie or TV show to watch, the relentless stream of moving pictures and sound can get very grating.

In the event that you are one of the shockingly few individuals who enjoy an audible trailer starting without prior warning, you have the option to enable it or disable the feature and keep your settings exactly the same as they are, and Autoplay Preview will continue to be enabled.

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What is Netflix Autoplay Previews?

When you first use Netflix, a home page with rows of content is displayed, and you may start browsing the available movies and television episodes right away. The instant you pause, even for a brief time, while looking, though, trailers or previews for whatever you’re considering watching begin to play automatically.

When you’re just looking for anything to watch, that can be both helpful and annoying. There is a setting to turn it off if you find it annoying, but it has been a standard feature on Netflix since at least 2014, according to records.

To put it another way, you have the option to pause videos from playing while using the Netflix home screen or other features of the service.

How to Turn Off or On Netflix Autoplay Previews Feature that Plays Trailers Automatically

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To remove or disable Netflix’s Autoplay previews function, follow these steps:

  1. Use a web browser to first log out of your Netflix account and then sign in again.
  2. To access your profile image, click the icon in the top right corner.
  3. Select Manage Profiles.
  4. Pick a persona.
  5. You can select Autoplay from the menus next to the profile name, language, and parental controls.
  6. Uncheck the box next to “Autoplay previews while browsing on all devices.”
  7. After making your adjustments, sign out of Netflix and re-enter.

All of the streaming devices you use to view Netflix should be affected by this change.

On Devices Other than Android or iOS Phone/Tablet

  1. When using a phone or tablet that is not an Android or iOS device, go to your Account page in a web browser.
  2. Go to the desired profile’s Profile & Parental Controls settings.
  3. Pick Out the Playback Preferences.
  4. Check Autoplay previews while surfing on all devices.
  5. Check the box to deselect Autoplay previews. When Autoplay previews are turned off on a TV, a TV show or movie will still start playing automatically when you visit its details page.
  6. Select save.

To pick up the changed settings, you might need to reload your device.

How long does it take for the changes to take effect?

The adjustment to the setting may not take effect right away, according to Netflix. To force the update, though, simply move to a different profile, reload it, and then switch back to your own.

Final Thoughts

Netflix has a feature that allows show previews or trailers to play automatically, but it can be a little unpleasant. Through the aforementioned procedures, you can enable or disable the feature so that no trailer will play whenever you pause a movie and continue browsing the service.

Aileen Grace M
Aileen Grace M
A film buff and lover of feel-good movies, Aileen Grace loves helping fellow cinephiles overcome troubles and common hurdles when bingeing shows. She’s a Marketing Major with a degree in Business Administration and a knack for writing poems and short stories. She’s using her prowess as a prolific writer to provide straightforward guides among the confusing solutions found online.

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