In order to turn off Netflix autoplaying previews, you must use a web browser on any internet connected device, here’s how it works:
- Open any web browser and go to https://netflix.com
- Sign in to the Netflix account you wish to disable autoplay previews and trailers for
- Choose “Manage Profiles” from the menu options
- Select your user profile that you want to turn off autoplay previews for
- Uncheck the option for “Autoplay previews while browsing on all devices”
- Choose Save
- Optionally, repeat the steps to disable autoplay previews and autoplay trailers on other users for the same Netflix account
Once you disable autoplay previews on Netflix you may have to wait a little bit for the setting to carry over to all of your other devices.
For example, if you use Netflix on a variety of devices like Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, iPhone, iPad, Android, Roku, as well as a computer or tablet web browser, you may find it takes a little bit for the setting to take effect.
If you’re impatient, Netflix says you can switch Netflix profiles and switch back again to forcibly reload the profile with the updated autoplay setting, so give that a try if the autoplay preview setting hasn’t updated yet.
You can always re-enable autoplaying previews and trailers on Netflix again by returning to the Netflix.com profile settings and adjusting the checkbox for “Autoplay previews while browsing on all devices” so that it’s enabled again.
Whether or not you want to turn off autoplaying previews likely depends on your personal preferences, but if you’re trying to conserve bandwidth you may be more inclined to do so as well.