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Friskyville
Level 7

Re: Netflix new annoying auto preview when browsing will make me cancel for good.

The Netflix auto-preview in the background feature has a horrible interaction with the new Roku Adjust Display Refresh Rate feature. It sets the refresh rate on every video as I scroll through the menu. The screen flickers momentarily while changing refresh rates which makes it almost unusable. The Netflix app or Roku API should not be setting the refresh rate during background preview. This should only happen when actually playing the movie/show.
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T_J
Level 8

Re: Netflix new annoying auto preview when browsing will make me cancel for good.

I haven't read all 111 posts. I use a $10 GE universal 4-device remote for Roku, TV, and Blu-ray player. My GE remote has a MUTE button, hit that and you won't hear any bad language in the Netflix previews. Takes maybe 0.3 seconds. GE has 'Master volume control' - controls volume on all devices with one key.
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MrDifficult
Level 8

Re: Netflix new annoying auto preview when browsing will make me cancel for good.

These are not the forums you are looking for.

https://www.reddit.com/r/netflix/
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Emissary35
Level 13

Re: Netflix new annoying auto preview when browsing will make me cancel for good.

"reddice" wrote:
"Emissary35" wrote:
I couldn't agree with you more, now I find myself wishing someone would put Netflix out of business because their apps are so full of these annoyances that are forced. These things would not be annoyances at all if you could simply shut them off, but you can't, they won't let you! It really wouldn't be a problem at all if Netflix just listened to complaints and modified the app with playback controls located either on the website or on the apps directly to shut these things off. I get some people may like previews and may like to skip the opening or end credits but a lot of us don't want these things. I never want to skip the opening credits of a TV show, but now I have to view them with an annoying SKIP button on the screen all the time? That's terrible and ruins the experience, they are so focused on satisfying people that want to skip they don't care about those that don't! I don't see the advantage in ticking off a portion of customers that don't like the features because they won't take the time to make them optional. I have no problems with these features being there, only that I can't make them stop. Netflix need to change its mentality from forcing their single minded strict way to watch that their 'research' tells them people want and start listening to complaints too.

Wait I see it happening in 2019.  Disney new streaming service is going to kill Netflix aka Notflix.

Also mike if you agree with Netflix bonehead moves why bother posting here.  All you sound like is a Netflix apologist.  It is okay for Netflix to auto play trailers with profanity and when you browse the app you have to rush to mute your device.

A solution that would solve everyone's issue is a simple turn off options for these annoyances.  For those who like it they leave it on but for those who hate it like me I can turn it off.  Really Hulu when you turn off auto play which you have to do in the app for each device everything plays uninterrupted.

You are correct about Hulu, the new Hulu app that came out recently doesn't have the annoyances like Netflix has. If you turn auto play off it does not shrink the end credits nor does it pop up anything onto the screen over the credits. This is exactly how Netflix should behave if you have it set to not play the next episode automatically in the playback settings. This is an example where Hulu got it right and Netflix continues to do it wrong. Also Hulu does not have the annoying "SKIP" buttons over recaps or opening credits, they understand that those things are unnecessary because the user can simply press the fast forward button to skip these things already if they don't want to see them, they don't ruin the recaps or credits by hovering clickable buttons over them for ten seconds every video.
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reddice
Level 9

Re: Netflix new annoying auto preview when browsing will make me cancel for good.

"Emissary35" wrote:
You are correct about Hulu, the new Hulu app that came out recently doesn't have the annoyances like Netflix has. If you turn auto play off it does not shrink the end credits nor does it pop up anything onto the screen over the credits. This is exactly how Netflix should behave if you have it set to not play the next episode automatically in the playback settings. This is an example where Hulu got it right and Netflix continues to do it wrong. Also Hulu does not have the annoying "SKIP" buttons over recaps or opening credits, they understand that those things are unnecessary because the user can simply press the fast forward button to skip these things already if they don't want to see them, they don't ruin the recaps or credits by hovering clickable buttons over them for ten seconds every video.

Hulu is so much better than Netflix.  I watch it and Amazon Prime much more.  Really even Amazon on there Fire TV lets you turn off there autoplay feature however it will still annoyingly play a trailer when you watch something which is why I now use the Apple TV.
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Emissary35
Level 13

Re: Netflix new annoying auto preview when browsing will make me cancel for good.

"reddice" wrote:
"Emissary35" wrote:
You are correct about Hulu, the new Hulu app that came out recently doesn't have the annoyances like Netflix has. If you turn auto play off it does not shrink the end credits nor does it pop up anything onto the screen over the credits. This is exactly how Netflix should behave if you have it set to not play the next episode automatically in the playback settings. This is an example where Hulu got it right and Netflix continues to do it wrong. Also Hulu does not have the annoying "SKIP" buttons over recaps or opening credits, they understand that those things are unnecessary because the user can simply press the fast forward button to skip these things already if they don't want to see them, they don't ruin the recaps or credits by hovering clickable buttons over them for ten seconds every video.

Hulu is so much better than Netflix.  I watch it and Amazon Prime much more.  Really even Amazon on there Fire TV lets you turn off there autoplay feature however it will still annoyingly play a trailer when you watch something which is why I now use the Apple TV.

I agree with you especially about Hulu, not only is there app much less intrusive but content wise they have a lot of shows that Netflix dropped, specifically shows from Fox. So a lot of those older TV shows that Netflix failed to license again because all they care about is pushing their mediocre originals can still be found on Hulu. I honestly don't understand how Netflix can still be number one in any category when you take a good hard look at how their app functions and the content of their library which has shrunk considerably in the past few years.
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reddice
Level 9

Re: Netflix new annoying auto preview when browsing will make me cancel for good.

"Emissary35" wrote:
I agree with you especially about Hulu, not only is there app much less intrusive but content wise they have a lot of shows that Netflix dropped, specifically shows from Fox. So a lot of those older TV shows that Netflix failed to license again because all they care about is pushing their mediocre originals can still be found on Hulu. I honestly don't understand how Netflix can still be number one in any category when you take a good hard look at how their app functions and the content of their library which has shrunk considerably in the past few years.

I agree but it is all those young people who like Netflix.  They don't even watch it they are just glued to there stupid smart phone and don't care about credit shrinking, autoplay or skipping intro's.  Hulu is for the older Gen X people like me who remembered good shows from the past when we had no DVR or smart phone and they actually use to show the credits at the end.
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23rdDjin
Level 9

Re: Netflix new annoying auto preview when browsing will make me cancel for good.

it's like a room full of Statlers and Waldorfs in this thread, but without an ounce of humour or awareness of irony...
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8traxrule
Level 9

Re: Netflix new annoying auto preview when browsing will make me cancel for good.

Hulu's overlaying of network logos is the deal-breaker for me. They aren't even on the actual video, someone actually took the time to have the app put them onscreen and there's no way to turn them off. I don't watch regular TV anymore because of those (except for The Simpsons, as it now airs without that), I certainly won't pay to have that junk on my screen. I don't even know how they treat end credits as I never made it that far into a show.
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twiceover
Level 13

Re: Netflix new annoying auto preview when browsing will make me cancel for good.

"reddice" wrote:
"Emissary35" wrote:
I agree with you especially about Hulu, not only is there app much less intrusive but content wise they have a lot of shows that Netflix dropped, specifically shows from Fox. So a lot of those older TV shows that Netflix failed to license again because all they care about is pushing their mediocre originals can still be found on Hulu. I honestly don't understand how Netflix can still be number one in any category when you take a good hard look at how their app functions and the content of their library which has shrunk considerably in the past few years.

I agree but it is all those young people who like Netflix.  They don't even watch it they are just glued to there stupid smart phone and don't care about credit shrinking, autoplay or skipping intro's.  Hulu is for the older Gen X people like me who remembered good shows from the past when we had no DVR or smart phone and they actually use to show the credits at the end.

I'm not looking to argue, just wanted to state I'm a "Gen X" (pfft whatever) person and have never understood everyone's fascination with the credit shrinking thing.  Do people really sit there and watch the names scroll along the screen until the next episode starts?  For what reason?
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