Is there a fix for this? It drives me crazy!
There is now.
Login to Netflix account via web browser and under ACCOUNT -- PLAYBACK SETTINGS there is now an option to turn off AUTOPLAY PREVIEWS WHILE BROWSING ON ALL DEVICES. You can also turn off AUTOPLAY NEXT EPISODE IN A SERIES ON ALL DEVICES.
Maybe the first good thing to come out of the new streaming wars competition is that Netflix couldn't ignore us forever now that more quality alternatives are available.
My old Roku 2 box worked fine except when I watch NBC News channel it would buffer during every advertisement, making them take 2 times as long.
So I just updated! to a faster new Roku box. Yay.. faster ads! (Snore)
Now there is this ANNOYING Netflix auto preview (Arg!) that I can't turn off. It wasn't there on my old Roku box. Is my only option to return the new Roku box and go back to my old one? Yes I do have a remote with a mute button but I would rather just go back to my old Roku box. Or is there somebody who can supply a fix to use the new faster speed box with the old Netflix interface?
This is so annoying, I will either return the new Roku box or quit Netflix. Now I hear Netflix may be thinking about putting up advertising in place of the auto preview. Reminiscent of the the Netflix Black Mirror episode "Fifteen Million Merits" about the future where you are forced to watch advertising. I will pay Roku or Netflix extra as a "Premium Subscriber" to have "auto-mute". I am a visual person and I absolutely can't tolerate the audio control that they have taken away from me. It is like static in the background. I hate it. Rant rant rant.
Thanks for the comment. I don't really care who's fault this is. It is simply intolerable. Either the Roku goes or Netflix goes. Now that I think of it I could be outside in the polar vortex cold weather having less stress. Maybe I will bring back the Roku AND cancel Netflix.
Just drop Netflix and get on with life. I did. I haven't seen anything on Netflix in going on two years. Plenty of other options.
Has anybody had success with Alexa? Logitech Harmony? If I could just say "Alexa MUTE" or "Alexa UNMUTE" I could handle it.