Netflix warning over three HUGE mistakes almost everyone is making


WHETHER you’re watching Stranger Things or Umbrella Academy, make sure you’re doing it right.

Netflix has a load of features and options – some useful, others less so.


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Are you making the most of them or are you making a huge mistake?

Here are some you might be making.

Not knowing how to turn off autoplay

Autoplay is meant to be useful but a lot of people actually find it quite annoying.

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Especially if you nod off and find yourself suddenly going from episode one of a series, right to episode ten.

Thankfully, you can switch autoplay off.

Just go to the settings and find your profile.

Head to Playback Settings and untick Autoplay next episode in a series on all devices.

Forgetting to download movies and shows

You can save yourself lots of data and loading time by downloading some of your favourite shows and movies ahead.

From your phone or tablet, select the three dotted button next to the show’s image.

Tap Download Episode.

If you’re a bit forgetful, there’s a way that Netflix will automatically help you.

Tap the Downloads tab at the bottom and you’ll see Smart Downloads.

Check that Download next episode is selected, and when you’ve finished an episode it’ll do the hard work for you ready for next time.

There’s also Downloads for You which finds programmes and films Netflix thinks you’ll like and automatically downloads them for you.

Sharing your account and password

As you may have heard, Netflix is planning to clamp down on account sharing with people outside your household.

But sharing your login details can also have other problems too.

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It can mean losing track of who actually has access to your account.

And if people are going onto your profile to watch stuff, it can screw up the recommendations that appear as well.

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