How can I prevent Netflix from auto-playing episodes?

When you watch TV shows or other content that has multiple episodes, Netflix's Post-Play feature will give a brief countdown before automatically playing the next episode. When you watch several episodes in a row, the next episode will typically start after the opening scene or "previously on" sequence. Some devices will also play related titles we think you'll love after you've viewed all available episodes or finished a movie.

If you've watched several episodes in a row without interacting with the Netflix player, a screen will appear to ask "are you still watching...?" to help make sure you don't lose your place. This will typically appear about 2 minutes into an episode.

To disable Post-Play's auto-play feature on a Netflix profile, navigate to your Account, click Playback Settings, then uncheck the option to Play next episode automatically. Other Post-Play features will still be enabled -- this setting simply turns off automatic playback of the next episode.

The Post-Play feature is available on many popular devices, including:

  • Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later

  • Apple iPad 2 or later running Netflix app version 8.0.0 or later and streaming over Wi-Fi

  • Apple iPhone 4S or later running Netflix app version 8.0.0 or later and streaming over Wi-Fi

  • Apple TV

  • Chromecast

  • Mac/Windows computer

  • Most Smart TVs, Blu-ray players, and set-top boxes

  • Netflix App for Windows 8

  • Nintendo Wii U

  • PlayStation 3

  • PlayStation 4

  • Xbox 360

  • Xbox One

  • ...and many more 2014 or newer devices!

How do I use Post-Play?

The above image was taken from a computer. The Post-Play feature on other devices may look slightly different.

1. Closing Credits

To continue watching the credits, simply select them.

2. Next Episode

To begin the next episode immediately, select the play button.

3. Back to Browse

Select Back to Browse to go back to browsing the Netflix library.

4. More Episodes

Select More Episodes to browse other episodes in that series.

Prompt to continue

Post-Play will play two episodes, then prompt you to confirm that you're still watching.