Stop Netflix from automatically playing the next episode

Netflix's Post-Play feature can now be disabled in your account settings.

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Back in August 2012, Netflix announced a new feature called Post-Play. The thought behind the feature was to make it easier for those of us who binge on a steady stream of episodes from the same TV series.

With Post-Play, Netflix will automatically begin playing the next episode, without requiring any interaction from the user. Every two episodes you're asked to confirm you're still watching and haven't nodded off to sleep.

As with any feature, Post-Play isn't for everyone; but until recently, it was enabled by default with no way for Netflix users to turn it off on streaming-supported devices. TechHive originally reported in October 2013 that the option to disable Post-Play would be coming, eventually. Fast-forward and now Netflix has finally enabled the setting, again as first reported by TechHive.

To disable Post-Play should you not enjoy having an endless stream of mindless content thrown at you, you'll need to log into your account on Netflix.com.

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Click on the Playback Settings link, found in the "Your Profile" category. Here you can edit the amount of data, or stream quality, Netflix will use with your account, as well as uncheck the box to disable Post-Play.

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Simple enough. Now, who do I have to talk to at Netflix in order to get Post-Play on Apple TV? I want this feature.

 

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