Become a MacRumors Supporter for $50/year with no ads, ability to filter front page stories, and private forums.


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 23, 2013
I have Netflix on my Ipad mini and it will continue to play episodes of a tv series without stopping i.e. it will just go on to play the next episode of a series automatically. This is very annoying. Does anyone know how to switch off autoplay on Netflix for an ipad mini?
I contacted Netflix and they said that is it not their problem.


macrumors 68030
Oct 31, 2007
Austin, TX
Ah, but it is their problem. They wrote the app, they programmed in the autoplay functionality, and they are the only ones who can give you an option to disable it.

Keep pestering Netflix, but I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you. Sometimes the autoplay bugs me as well.


macrumors 6502a
Nov 16, 2011
Yes, it would be nice to turn this off. Until that happens, at least there's the "expand to full screen" button that you can tap to keep the app from switching to the next show (in case someone didn't know). You just have to be sure to hit it in the short time they give you.

I'm surprised the Netflix app on AppleTV doesn't do this -- haven't checked since the ATV update, though.
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.