How to stop Netflix autoplaying those trailers

Everyone loves watching Netflix on TV, but if you’re away from home or doing a Netlfix Party with friends, then you have to use my laptop. While the Netflix website is very sleek, it sucks when trailers start auto-playing as soon as the site opens.

At first, I thought it was a handy feature, but over time it got annoying. Sometimes I just want to see the description, Netflix.

Thankfully, Netflix has rolled out a new option that lets you turn off previews, sounds, or both. Here’s how you can utilize this feature:

  • Open Netflix on your desktop browser.
  • Click on the settings menu on the top right-hand corner.
  • Turn off the toggle for previews, sounds, or both.

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Now, if you hover over a title, it won’t start playing the teaser automatically.

If you turn off the sound, Netflix will play the trailer on mute, and you could enable the sound by clicking on the speaker button for that title. I find this very handy as I can pick and choose what trailer I want to watch with audio enabled.


While you’re at it, you can also check our guide for watching Netflix with friends online. Happy stress-free browsing, people!

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Thomas Burn is a blogger, digital marketing expert and working with Techlofy. Being a social media enthusiast, he believes in the power of writing.

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