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How to Stop Netflix From Asking “Are You Still Watching?”

James Hirtz Updated 24-04-2020

Are you still watching? If you’ve ever binge-watched content on Netflix, you’ll be familiar with this message. While Netflix prompts you with the best intentions, seeing this message can prove more frustrating than anything.

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So we’re here to tell you how to stop Netflix from asking whether you’re still there. Following these simple instructions will ensure you never see this message again.

How to Turn Off “Are You Still Watching?” on Netflix on Browsers

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Whichever browser you’re using, you’ll need to use a third-party extension to remove the annoying message. As such, it’s important to choose recently updated browser extensions. Here are two of the best add-ons to turn off, “Are you still watching?”

How to Disable “Are You Still Watching?” on Chrome

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On Google Chrome, an extension called Never Ending Netflix is the best option. Besides disabling the watching prompt, it allows you to manage a variety of Netflix settings. You can easily enable or disable the option to skip title sequences, automatically play the next episode, watch credits, and hide auto-playing promoted videos.

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Never Ending Netflix also provides a built-in genre search as well. If you want other ways to find new stuff to watch, try these tools to find movies and TV shows on Netflix 5 Helpful Tools to Find Movies & TV Shows to Watch on Netflix "What should I watch on Netflix?" We've all been there! Here are some useful recommendation sites and apps you can use. Read More .

Download: Never Ending Netflix on Chrome (Free)

How to Disable “Are You Still Watching?” on Firefox

Sadly, Firefox doesn’t offer Never Ending Netflix. If you don’t want to tweak as many settings, Netflix Pause Removal offers a simplistic solution. This add-on just removes the feature from Netflix, so you’ll never see the watching message again.

Download: Netflix Pause Removal on Firefox (Free)

How to Turn Off “Are You Still Watching?” on TV

When watching Netflix on your TV, there’s no shortcut to stopping the prompt. Essentially, Netflix doesn’t want you to lose your place while watching a show or be responsible for wasting your data. So, to avoid the still watching prompt, you’ll have to engage with the app.

You need to actively engage with Netflix’s video player controls or turn off the autoplay feature permanently. While not as convenient as a browser extension, all you need to do is press pause, adjust the volume, or manually start the next episode to keep the watching prompt at bay.

Use Secret Netflix Codes to Find New Content

Whatever approach you take to turn off the “Are you still watching” prompt on Netflix, finding better content to watch is the key. There are plenty of ways to do that, including entering secret Netflix codes to reveal hidden genres.

And our secret Netflix codes cheat sheet The Netflix Secret Codes Cheat Sheet Find a ton of interesting Netflix content with these secret Netflix categories and codes. Read More should help you get started.

Related topics: Browser Extensions, Media Streaming, Netflix.

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  1. Loretta M Muretich
    May 7, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    My father has Alzheimer disease and he loves to watch TV during the day. He is unable to work the remote even to just hit the OK button. His enjoyment comes from watching the Friends shows but I know that when I set it up in the morning during breakfast and then go off to work he will only be able to watch a handful of episodes before the are you still watching action comes up. He then ends up going to bed for the rest of the day because he can't figure out how to make the Friends show to continue. Help - I really want to set up his show and know that he has the option of watching it all day if that is his pleasure. Thank you for our time.

    • Hashmaster9000
      July 18, 2018 at 12:39 am

      Loretta, it is possible, But you'll need to hook the computer up to a television in order to do it. There is a browser extension that will auto continue Netflix shows, and that will allay the prompt from appearing. It might be a bit expensive and complicated to set up, but a computer inclined person should be able to help.

  2. DD
    April 1, 2018 at 2:22 am

    I use an Apple 4 and a Smart TV with built in Apps and still get this horrendous message. Is there something I am not doing correctly? triple grrrrrrrrr

  3. Doug Welsch
    April 27, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    I also get it on my 43" Vizio Smart TV, so I'm pretty sure it's ubiquitous.

  4. Bob
    April 14, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    So does my Samsung Smart TV - not sure about disabling the next episode countdown though, gives me time to exit out if I want to watch something on Live TV

    • Anonymous
      April 16, 2016 at 12:30 am

      Yeah, I kind of like to read the little synopsis blurb that usually displays during that countdown time, to see if it's what I'm really wanting to see.

  5. rachol
    April 14, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    i love this

    • Joel Lee
      April 18, 2016 at 9:56 pm

      Glad it was helpful!

  6. sam
    April 14, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    All the steaming services have this message. Not sure where you got your information about the streaming services not showing this message, but that's just incorrect information.

    • Tom
      April 14, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      Agreed. Both my Roku 3 and PS3 give the messages among if we're still watching.

    • Joel Lee
      April 18, 2016 at 9:56 pm

      That's weird, I don't ever get it anywhere else... That sucks. Thanks for the heads up, sam!