IF you like watching Netflix on your laptop or computer but find the autoplaying trailers annoying, you’ll be pleased to know there’s an easy way to turn them off.
Just follow the steps below to make the Netflix website a more peaceful place.
This tip is useful for people who watch Netflix on a laptopCredit: Getty
How to turn Netflix preview trailers off
Open Netflix in your preferred desktop browser.
Click on your account icon in the top right hand corner.
The click “Manage Profiles” and select the profile you use.
Then un-tick the box that says “Autoplay previews while browsing on all devices.”
Netflix trailers are easy to turn on an offCredit: AFP
Save this change and then click back on your profile.
The trailers should stop playing automatically even if you hover over an option.
Follow the steps above if you ever want to turn the feature back on.
You’ll also see an option just above the preview feature that will let you turn off autoplay of the next episode.
This can be useful if you’ve got a bit of a binge watching problem and are trying to watch a series slowly.
Some versions of Netflix have setting’s toggles in the top right hand corner that can turn previews on or off quickly.
The options appear if you click on three horizontal lines that appear next to the account icon.
Use Netflix on a computer or laptop? Try these useful shortcuts
Here are some handy keyboard shortcuts…
- Enter – toggle play / pause
- F – full screen
- Spacebar – toggle play / pause
- Esc – exit full screen
- Left Arrow – rewind 10 seconds
- Right Arrow – fast-forward 10 seconds
- Up arrow – volume up
- Down arrow – volume down
- M – mute toggle
- Shift-Alt-Left Click – adjust the streaming bitrate (to improve or reduce the quality of the video)
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