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Netflix has finally answered the plea of many, many customers and now offers a way to disable autoplaying videos when you’re browsing the home screen. If you’re tired of trailers for shows or movies starting to play whenever you briefly pause on a selection, this is the option you’ve been waiting for.
The important thing to know is that you can only change this setting by signing into Netflix with a web browser; as of now, there’s no way to do it from the Netflix app on your smartphone, tablet, or TV. But the process couldn’t be much easier.
- Sign into your Netflix account on the web.
- Click your profile photo in the upper right and choose “Manage Profiles.”
- Choose the profile you want to disable autoplay for. Beneath the options for…