Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is there a way to disable autoplay in the Fall 2011 revision of the Xbox 360 Netflix client?

share|improve this question
Huh. This article is the top google result for "netflix autoplay xbox". – CyberSkull Dec 20 '11 at 17:50
Don't you have to go all the way into the description of a movie, and then intentionally select it to play? Once you've gone in to the "I want to stare at the first frame of the movie in the movie player" state, you're "watching it" AFAIC. It'd be a ridiculous ux to add yet ANOTHER button click after going all the way into the player to start it. I'd say 1 of 1000 people want another click to just watching a film. – Sean Gallagher Dec 22 '11 at 2:14
Sounds like what you want is a nice X on movie covers in your "recently watched" list, in the way you can remove something from your queue. – Sean Gallagher Dec 22 '11 at 2:17
@SeanGallagher I don't follow. All I want is the behavior of the prior version of the application, as that worked quite well. The new version runs contrary to 20+ years of GUI training, so I find it difficult and annoying to use. – CyberSkull Dec 22 '11 at 14:04
up vote 5 down vote accepted

In the current form, there are no options, or menus to change any options for the Netflix Xbox 360 application related to autoplay, or anything else for that matter.

I would hope this is an oversight that will be fixed, because I didn't really want to start and play Hot in Cleveland and have it stuck in my Recently Watched section for eternity.

share|improve this answer
I didn't think so, but I had to ask. – CyberSkull Dec 20 '11 at 14:53
@CyberSkull Hoping they'll update it. I'll try and remember to update this if they ever do. – Doozer Blake Dec 20 '11 at 16:23
@CyberSkull was excited to see the April Netflix update, but alas... no way to turn off auto-play still. – Doozer Blake Apr 9 '12 at 23:43
I know, all they did was add bigger preview frames. :( – CyberSkull Apr 14 '12 at 20:52
I think the thing that kills me most about this is once it starts auto playing, there's no where you can go where it won't auto play your selection. It's like playing hot potato. I guess Netflix wants us to close the app out of frustration all the time. – Levitikon Jun 13 '12 at 22:06

Call their hotline to complain and request to make the feature optional. I just did and had a great call with the customer service. They have received a lot of calls/feedback that is strongly against the feature, or at least strongly pushing to make it optional (toggle on/off). Customer service number: 1-866-579-7115

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.