The year 2020 has been pretty much a sh*tshow so far, but at least one marvelous thing has happened: Netflix will finally stop autoplaying every single preview that you scroll past.
For what feels like ages, Netflix’s autoplay feature has been non-optional. Every single Netflix user has had to deal with the jarring clips that immediately play as soon as you hover over a certain title. You could turn the sound off, but still, it was really annoying. It made trying to find something new to watch that much harder (and it was already pretty hard).
But! Netflix recently announced that “members can now control whether or not they see autoplay previews on Netflix.”
Needless to say, people are so excited that they basically had a party on Twitter about it.
Some people find this feature helpful. Others not so much.
— Netflix US (@netflix) February 6, 2020
People had a lot of things to say about the good news.
I know it's been a crazy year already. But today you can hold your loved ones close and tell them we did it. @netflix is finally allowing us to turn off autoplay previews while browsing. pic.twitter.com/KrnagqiLDA
— Matt Keaton (@BangkokPeanut) February 6, 2020
But most importantly, how does one take advantage of this new option and TURN AUTOPLAY PREVIEWS THE HELL OFF?
First, sign into your account. Then click the profile icon in the top right corner to reveal the drop-down menu and select “Manage Profiles.” Click the profile you want to edit.
Just found out you can disable autoplay previews on netflix now! I can finally experience true peace
— Phil Lester (@AmazingPhil) February 8, 2020
You’ll see that “Autoplay previews while browsing on all devices” appears as one setting. It’s automatically checked, so you just uncheck it and voila! You can scroll in peace.