How to Disable Netflix’s Test Ads While You Still Can

Nancy Messieh 24-08-2018

To just about everyone’s annoyance, Netflix has been testing inserting ads in between episodes Netflix Tests Playing Ads Between Episodes Netflix is testing a new feature which inserts video promos between episodes. Unsurprisingly, the public testers aren't happy. Read More . Thankfully, if you don’t want any interruptions to your binge-watching habits, you can actually toggle this feature off.


For those of you who haven’t spotted one of these ads just yet, Netflix has been testing inserting ads for its original shows in between episodes of shows available on the platform.

While the ads aren’t as annoying as those you get on Hulu, they were unexpected. And while all users may have yet to see an ad, the feature which Netflix is currently testing, could appear on any Netflix user’s screen if they have a certain feature turned on.

How to Disable the Ads in Netflix

How to Disable Netflix's Test Ads While You Still Can Netflix Toggle Off Test Partipation Ads

So now to the important stuff: how do you turn it off? If you’d like to prevent Netflix from testing this feature on you, you’ll have to log into your Netflix account in a browser. Once you’re logged in, do the following:

  1. Click your profile picture in the top right corner and click Settings.
  2. Under the Settings section, click Test Participation
  3. You’ll see just one option: Include me in tests and previews, which you can toggle off.

Of course, if Netflix decides to roll this feature out as a permanent fixture, whether or not you’ll be able to opt out has yet to be revealed.


In addition to toggling off test participation, there are plenty of tips worth considering on how to get the most out of Netflix 7 Mistakes You're Making While Using Netflix We have compiled a list of mistakes you're making on Netflix. The hope being that by finding a better way of doing things you'll be able to get more out of Netflix. Read More .

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  1. Aaron Warbrick
    April 5, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Since when are commercials, ads? Ads are images in newspapers, magazines, and in digital media. Commercials are what’s on TV and Radio.
    These aren’t ads, they are commercials for other programs. HUGE DIFFERENCE.
    Ad’s are ALWAYS trying to sell, these just show you what’s out there, no way the same thing....