Can you turn off Are you still watching in Netflix? not directly

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Netflix's "Are You Still Watching" prompt keeps an eye on you while you stream your favorite content. The option exists to make sure you don't lose your viewing position and to save your data. It also saves Netflix bandwidth.

As useful as it is, the feature is annoying, especially if you're binge-watching and the remote is across the room. Luckily, there's a way to turn off "Always Watching You" and enjoy your favorite content uninterrupted.



In this article, we'll explain how to turn off Netflix's autoplay feature on different platforms, as well as some tips on how to turn off the infamous prompt.

How to Disable Are You Still Watching on PC

If you prefer to watch Netflix on your computer and don't want to see the "Are you still watching" prompt, be aware that Netflix doesn't let you turn it off directly. But there are a few methods you can use to prevent it from appearing, including using a few choice Chrome extensions to make it disappear completely.

The first method is to disable autoplay, which would require you to play each episode manually, but will disable the "Are you still watching" prompt.

  1. Open your browser and visit Netflix.
  2. Sign into your account.
  3. Search for "Profile & Parental Controls" and choose the profile.
  4. Select "Playback Settings".
  5. Uncheck the box next to “Autoplay next episode in a series on all devices”.
  6. Press "Save".

But if you're away from your computer, you probably won't want to travel just to use random commands or play each episode manually. Fortunately, there is a solution. Several browser extensions allow you to watch Netflix uninterrupted and provide other useful features. If you are using Google Chrome or browsers that support Chrome extensions, you can add "Netflix Endless" or "Netflix Pause Removal" extensions. The latter is also available for Mozilla Firefox.



"Netflix Pause Removal" only serves to remove the "Are you still watching" prompt and allows you to watch your favorite content without interruption. Here's how to get it on Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome and type “Netflix Pause Removal” in the search bar or visit this website.
  2. Tap "Add to Chrome".
  3. Tap "Add extension".
  4. Go to Netflix, make sure the extension is configured and stream your content without interruption.

If you prefer to use Mozilla Firefox, follow these steps:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and type “Netflix Pause Removal” in the search bar or go to the website.
  2. Tap "Add to Firefox".
  3. Press "Add".
  4. Visit Netflix and watch your favorite TV shows and movies without interruption.

Apart from disabling the "Are you still watching" message, Netflix "Never Ending" offers many useful features such as skipping intros, credits, title sequences, genre search, etc.

Follow the steps below to set it up:

  1. Open Google Chrome and type “Never Ending Netflix” in the search bar or go to this website.
  2. Tap "Add to Chrome".
  3. Tap "Add extension".
  4. Visit Netflix and enjoy your favorite content.

Can I disable Are you still watching on a Firestick?

Netflix does not allow you to disable the "Always Watching You" message on Firestick. But if it really annoys you, there are a few steps you can take. The prompt appears after watching three episodes in a row without using commands such as pause, change volume, skip intros, etc., or after 90 minutes of watching.



You can use two methods to stop this. The first is to keep your remote next to you and use commands randomly to prevent the prompt from appearing.

The second is to disable autoplay altogether. Namely, when watching TV shows, you can choose whether you want them to continue playing automatically. To do this, you will need to access Netflix through your browser:

  1. Open your browser and navigate to Netflix.
  2. Sign into your account.
  3. Go to "Profile & Parental Controls" for preferred profile.
  4. Open "Playback Settings".
  5. Uncheck the box next to "Autoplay the next episode of a series on all devices."
  6. Press "Save". You may need to refresh the app to save the new settings. Log out and then log back in.

Now, the "Are you still watching" prompt will no longer appear on your screen, but you will have to play each episode manually. Besides not being interrupted by the prompt, it's a great way to limit the time you spend streaming content.

Keep in mind that it's not possible to disable autoplay in the app; you must do this through your browser.

Can I turn off Are you still watching on a Roku device?

You can also stream Netflix on Roku. If you want to watch your TV show uninterrupted, the bad news is that Netflix doesn't allow you to prevent the "Are you still watching" prompt from appearing. The message will automatically appear either after watching three episodes in a row without using any controls, or after 90 minutes of continuous viewing.


If you don't want to see this message, you can choose one of two methods. The first is simple: use the controls while you watch. It can be as simple as raising or lowering the volume. Netflix will know you're still watching if you interact with the app and the prompt won't appear.


The second method is to disable autoplay, which will force you to play each episode manually. To do this, you will need to use a browser. Since Roku doesn't have a built-in option, you'll need to install it or access one from your computer.

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Open your browser and navigate to Netflix.
  2. Sign into your account.
  3. Go to "Profile & Parental Controls" and select the profile whose settings you want to change.
  4. Tap "Reading Settings".
  5. Uncheck "Autoplay the next episode of a series on all devices".
  6. Press "Save".

If episodes continue to play automatically, you may need to log out and log back in to refresh the app. The settings will be applied to all devices you use to stream Netflix.

Can I turn off Are you still watching on a mobile device?

Unfortunately, there is no magic button to turn it off. The prompt will appear after watching three consecutive episodes without interaction or streaming for 90 minutes. The easiest way to avoid this is to use some of the controls. It's easy when you're streaming on your phone because the device is always near you. Just press some of the controls to let Netflix know you're there.

Another method you can use is to disable autoplay. When you disable auto-display, you'll have to play each episode manually, which means there are no annoying prompts. This option is also useful if you really want to watch only one episode tonight.

You can only disable autoplay through a browser. Since the settings apply to all your devices, you can choose to do this on your computer or your phone. The steps are the same for both:

  1. Open your browser and navigate to Netflix.
  2. Sign into your account.
  3. Go to “Profile & Parental Controls” and select the profile for which you want to disable autoplay.
  4. Scroll down to "Playback Settings".
  5. Uncheck the box next to "Autoplay the next episode of a series on all devices."
  6. Select "Save".

You may need to refresh your app by logging out and back in to save the new settings.

Enjoy Netflix without interruption

Even though the "Are you still watching" prompt can save your viewing location and data, many users don't like it because it interrupts streaming. Netflix doesn't allow you to disable this feature, but you can use controls to prevent the prompt from appearing or disable autoplay altogether. If you watch Netflix on your computer, use extensions designed for this purpose and stream for hours without distractions.

Do you think the "Are you still watching" prompt helpful or annoying? What are you doing to prevent it from appearing? Tell us in the comments section below.

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