One of my favorite features is the ability to enable Netflix to auto-play the next episode when a a TV show episode finishes. It’s great for people who have unlimited Internet access, but if you have a limit, or fall asleep to watching Netflix shows, you may not want episodes playing all night. Here’s how to turn the “Play next episode automatically” feature on or off.
- Login to your Netflix account.
- Mouse over your icon at the upper-right corner of the screen, then choose “Account“.
Select the “Playback settings” link, located in the “My Profile” section.
- Check the “Play next episode automatically” to enable playing the next episode when one finishes, or un-check the box to disable the setting. Select the “Save” button once you have made your choice.
This setting is specific to each user. So if you have more than one user on your account, you may have to login as different users to change this setting and make it work as desired.
Will Netflix play episodes forever if I enable this setting?
No. Even with this setting enabled, Netflix eventually prompts you with a question asking if you wish to continue watching. This prompt displays this about every 3 shows or so.
Is there a way to disable the “Continue Watching” prompt?
There is no way to disable it using settings on the Netflix site. However, there is a Google Chrome extension called “Netflix Pause Remove” that may work for Chrome users.
Does this setting work on all Netflix apps and devices?
No. It doesn’t work on many devices. Roku and Android devices are examples of devices this won’t work on.