Turn Off Autoplay On Various Streaming Platforms: Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, YouTube

Autoplay on Streaming Platforms

Today, many streaming applications are available in the market. These apps are developed to provide users with a wide range of movies and series. Some of the bigger companies like Netflix and Amazon Prime have become very successful in this industry. 

Streaming apps provide their users with a means of entertainment. These companies have even managed to fund their movies and series because of their yearly profit from steaming. But there is one feature that can be annoying about all the streaming apps, Autoplay. 

In this article, we will talk about how to turn off Autoplay for a better user experience. 

What is AutoPlay?

In simple words, Autoplay is a feature that plays a video automatically without the help of the user. Autoplay is a feature that many streaming companies use to advertise an upcoming movie/series. It can also be used as a very effective marketing tool. Big streaming companies like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and YouTube use Autoplay to the best effect.

Can you Turn off AutoPlay?

Yes, it is entirely possible to turn off auto-play on streaming apps. Every streaming app which is available has settings to turn off Autoplay. 

How to Turn off Autoplay on Different Streaming Apps

Subscribers can turn off Autoplay on various streaming apps by following these few simple steps-

Netflix

Founded on 29 August 1997, Netflix is a streaming service that provides its users with diverse options of movies, documentaries, anime, TV series, and much more. Subscribers can access Netflix services from anywhere and anytime with the help of a laptop, smartphone, smart Tv and tablet, etc. Netflix service in India starts at ₹199 to ₹799 per month. 

Here are the steps that are needed to be followed to turn off Autoplay on Netflix-

1. Go to your account

  • Click on your profile on the top right corner of the Netflix home screen.
  • A drop-down arrow will appear, click on that arrow and go to your account page.

2. Select your profile and open the profile and parental control settings

  • When you scroll down past Plan details, membership and billing, and settings, select the file you want to manage.
  • Here you can find various options like subtitle appearance, marketing communications, and ratings.

3. Find your playback settings

  • Click “change” on playback settings, which will be situated right under the Profile and Parental controls options.
  • This will bring you to a new screen.

4. Check or uncheck autoplay views

  • You can now select the option to check or uncheck the box that relates to the autoplay previews.
  • It also allows you to change the Autoplay of the next episode of a series.
  • Click Save, and you are ready to go.

Amazon Prime Video

Amazon prime video is a streaming service from Amazon. It has over 24000 movies and has over 2100 shows for users to choose from. Subscribers can also buy or rent other movies and series not included in their subscription. It has over 100 premium channels. 

The subscription for Amazon Prime Video starts at ₹329 for three months and ₹999 for a year. 

How to turn off Autoplay on prime video?

Follow these steps to turn off Autoplay on prime video-

  1. Go to your app and select ‘settings’, which will be available on the right side of the menu bar.
  2. Scroll down to ‘Player Preferences’ and check ‘Off’ under ‘Autoplay.’
  3. You’ll see a message ‘Your setting has been saved’ when you are done with all the previous steps.

Hulu

Hulu is an on-demand streaming service. It provides its users with over 40000 episodes of different TV shows and more than 2500 movies. With over 40 million subscribers, It is considered to be one of the largest and one of the best streaming services in the United States. 

Hulu also has a Hulu + live TV program which includes 60+ additional channels in addition to the standard streaming plan. Plans start as low as $5.99 for Hulu and $64.99 for Hulu + Live TV. 

How to turn off Autoplay on Hulu

Steps to turn off Autoplay on Hulu are as follows-

1. For android or iPhone:

  • Launch the Hulu app on your android or iPhone.
  • Tap the Account icon.
  • Go to Settings.
  • You can then toggle Autoplay to On/Off.

2. For Smart TV or Streaming Stick:

  • Launch the Hulu app on your smart TV or streaming media player.
  • Click the Account icon.
  • Choose settings
  • Search for Autoplay and select it to On/Off.
  • You can manage Autoplay during playback/ if you are using the classic Hulu app
  • Press the Down button while playing a video
  • Open the Settings
  • Look for Autoplay and enable or disable

3. For web browser:

  • Launch your web browser on Windows 10 PC, Mac, or Linux computer
  • Go to hulu.com
  • Login to your account
  • Play any video of your choice
  • Search for the Gear icon and click on it.
  • Turn on/off the Autoplay

YouTube

YouTube is a free video streaming platform that was launched in 2005. It is one of the most famous video streaming platforms, with over 6 billion hours of watch time every single month. YouTube also provides its users with a YouTube premium. It gives access to watch YouTube original TV shows and movies and includes added free videos. 

Subscribers can purchase YouTube Premium for $11.99 a month. 

How to turn off Autoplay on YouTube

Follow these steps to turn off Autoplay on YouTube-

  1. Open YouTube via any browser
  2. Click on a video
  3. Point your cursor on the video.
  4. On the bottom right of the screen, you’ll see a ‘play’ button toggle right or left.
  5. A small pop up will appear saying ‘autoplay is on.’
  6. Toggle the switch
  7. The “off” button will appear on the screen. Which will inform you that “autoplay is off”.

Conclusion

Streaming apps are one of the most popular services that are used to watch videos. People around the world use these apps to enjoy their free time. The main motive of these apps is to provide the best user experience possible.

Having a feature like a turn-off autoplay is important because it gives subscribers the freedom to choose whatever option they like the most. 

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