You’re a Netflix GENIUS if you know a hidden trick to fix one of the app’s biggest irritants

We’ve all been there: you’re surfing Netflix and suddenly you’re offended by a trailer’s booming soundtrack.

The US streaming giant automatically plays content trailers as you scroll through its feed to give you a taste of what’s on offer.

This tip is useful for people who watch Netflix on a laptop


This tip is useful for people who watch Netflix on a laptopPhoto credit: Getty

But while it can help you make choices, the feature – which is on by default – is one of Netflix’s most controversial.

fans regularly take on social media to bemoan its autoplay trailers, branding them annoying and unnecessary.

If you’re tired of watching them, you’re in luck: as of February 2020, Netflix lets you turn off trailer autoplay.

How to turn off Netflix preview trailers on an iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet

First, open the Netflix app on your iOS or Android device. From the home screen, tap the profile icon or More (three horizontal lines).

Beat Manage Profiles and select the profile you want to edit.

Toggle the switch next to Toggle Autoplay preview to turn the setting on or off. Beat Finished.

Now when browsing the feed on your device, trailers will no longer autoplay.

You can turn them back on by following the steps above again.

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How to turn off Netflix preview trailers on all other devices

Open Netflix in your favorite desktop browser. Click your account icon in the top right.

Click on “Manage Profiles” and select the profile you are using. Then uncheck the “Automatically play previews while browsing on all devices” checkbox.

Save this change and then click on your profile again.

The trailers should automatically stop playing 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 allows you to turn off the autoplay of the next episode.

This can be useful if you have a binge-watching problem and are trying to watch a series slowly.

Some versions of Netflix have settings toggles in the top-right corner that can be used to quickly toggle previews on or off.

The options appear when you click on the three horizontal lines that appear next to the account icon.

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