The steps in this article are going to show you how to turn off the preview autoplay feature for your Netflix account. This is done through a Web browser on your computer, and will disable autoplay for all of your devices, including the Amazon Fire Stick.
- Open a Web browser and navigate to netflix.com.
- Sign into your account and select a profile.
- Hover over your profile icon at the top-right, then choose Settings.
- Select Playback settings in the My Profile section of the menu.
- Click the box to the left of Autoplay previews while browsing on all devices to remove the checkmark.
- Select Save at the bottom of the window.
When you are navigating through the Netflix menu on your Amazon Fire TV Stick, you’ve likely noticed that previews of movies and TV shows will start playing automatically if you pause for a second or two.
While this can be a good way to find new content that you may have otherwise ignored, it can also be frustrating. This feature, called preview autoplay, has long been something that Netflix users have wished to disable.
Luckily this is now possible, and you can change this setting by signing into your Netflix account in a Web browser on your computer.
If you have tried out a bunch of apps on the Fire Stick and aren’t using some of them any longer, then our article on how to remove apps on Firestick will show you how to delete them.
How to Disable Netflix Preview Autoplay for the Amazon Fire Stick and Other Devices
The steps in this article were performed in the Google Chrome desktop Web browser, but will work in other desktop browsers, like Firefox or Edge, as well.
Note that this will only disable the preview autoplay setting for the selected profile. If you have multiple Netflix profiles you will need to follow these steps for each of those profiles.
Step 1: Open a Web browser tab and navigate to https://netflix.com.
Step 2: Sign int your Netflix account and choose a profile.
Step 3: Select your profile icon at the top-right of the window, then choose the Account option.
Step 4: Click the Playback settings link in the My Profile section at the bottom of the menu.
Step 5: Click the box to the left of Autoplay previews while browsing on all devices to clear the checkmark.
Step 6: Click Save at the bottom of the window to save your settings.
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