SAN FRANCISCO: The global streaming platform, Netflix has now made it official that it will be providing the users an option to enable and disable autoplay. Automatic previews were one of the most annoying features of the streaming platform that users frequently complained about. Another feature has been added through which the watchers can stop the immediate play of the next episode one the present one has stopped streaming.
The autoplay feature has been disapproved a lot by the users. A promo for any particular show that your cursor is hovering on would automatically start playing, thanks to this feature.
Netflix from its official twitter handle announced the news. They stated that they have overseen the feedback regarding the feature and are doing away with it by putting an option on it.
Some people find this feature helpful. Others not so much.— Netflix US (@netflix) February 6, 2020
We’ve heard the feedback loud and clear — members can now control whether or not they see autoplay previews on Netflix. Here's how: https://t.co/6V2TjEW6HD https://t.co/zbz4E8fVab
The exasperating autoplay feature has existed on Netflix since the year 2016. This was specifically done to keep the audiences engaged and the competition far away. Before the announcement of the feature, there were other ways people were managing by, like this:
Is there anyone on this planet who likes @netflix’s autoplay trailer “feature?” Apparently people have created extensions for web browsers designed specifically to block them. Does Netflix know? I feel like they should know.— Joe Frank (@joefrank87) February 1, 2020
Luckily, the announcement was made by Netflix on 6 February 2020 and dedicated users have been rejoicing ever since.