How can I prevent Netflix from auto-playing episodes?

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

After viewing several episodes in a row without any interaction with the 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:

  • Mac/Windows computer

  • Netflix App for Windows 8

  • PlayStation 4

  • PlayStation 3

  • Xbox One

  • Xbox 360

  • Wii U

  • 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

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

  • ...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 click on them.

2. Next Episode

To begin the next episode immediately, click on 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.