How to disable Netflix autoplay episodes

These steps will help you to prevent Netflix from playing the next episode or related content automatically on the app or web.

Disable Netflix autoplay next episode
Disable Netflix autoplay next episode

On Netflix, content that include more than one episode will continue playing the next piece of content automatically. If there are no more episodes in the TV show, then a suggested content will start playing automatically.

Although, this can be a convenient feature, it’s not for everyone. If you don’t want Netflix to play the next episode, promo or preview from another show as you finish playing the last episode, you can prevent post-play by changing your profile settings.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to prevent Netflix from auto-playing videos automatically on the web and on apps.

How to stop autoplay feature on Netflix

To disable the automatic playback feature on Netflix, use these steps:

  1. Open Netflix (on the web).

  2. Click on your profile avatar.

  3. Click your profile button in the top-right corner, and select the Account option.

  4. Under “My Profile,” click the Playback settings link.

  5. Clear the Play next episode automatically option.

    Disable Netflix autoplay
    Disable Netflix autoplay
  6. Click the Save button.

Once you’ve completed the steps, Netflix on the web or any supported app will no longer play the next episode automatically.

If you’re looking to stop autoplay for promo and trailers while browsing for videos, unfortunately, there’s not an option to disable that particular feature. However, if you use Netflix on the web, you can use this Chrome or Firefox extension to block this feature.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He's also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ & Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, and LinkedIn.