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Old 02-08-20, 08:40 AM
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Turning off Netflix autoplay

You can finally turn off Netflix's autoplay,

https://slate.com/culture/2020/02/ne...ff-option.html
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Old 02-08-20, 08:45 AM
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I'm not really sure what that was all about. We had NF for 5 years and I never had anything "auto play". I'm not even sure what they're talking about. I guess it happened to a lot of people.
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Old 02-08-20, 08:57 AM
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It was when goddamned video previews would start playing the moment you logged in, before you even had a chance to select what you wanted to see.
Good riddance!!!
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Old 02-08-20, 06:16 PM
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My satellite internet is too slow for Netflix. I’m lucky if I can view You Tube videos.
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Old 02-08-20, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
You can finally turn off Netflix's autoplay,

https://slate.com/culture/2020/02/ne...ff-option.html
I saw that yesterday and did it immediately.

Arse Technica had a great headline:

Hell freezes over as Netflix finally lets users turn off autoplaying previews

Maybe we're not living the worst possible timeline after all.

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Old 02-08-20, 06:45 PM
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Wow, I've never seen auto-played previews on Netflix. Maybe my ad-blockers are blocking them.
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Old 02-08-20, 08:01 PM
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My old Panasonic DVD (with streaming) with overall crappy NF interface doesn't autoplay, but the more current Roku player NF interface does. (or now did)
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My AppleTV2 has a netflix app, and it didn't autoplay. It did, however, crash repeatedly. The Roku app we use now is much more modern, and was thus infected with this "feature."

I read somewhere that they wanted to simulate the channel-surfing experience.
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Old 02-09-20, 12:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
My satellite internet is too slow for Netflix. Iím lucky if I can view You Tube videos.
​​​​​​It was about a cat.
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Old 02-10-20, 04:29 PM
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thx for the heads-up! Always been annoyed by autoplay, hope it is deactivatable (deactivable?) on Roku devices as well, or maybe since it's in the profile it affects all players?
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