How To Opt Out Of Netflix’s New Ads

How To Opt Out Of Netflix’s New Ads

By now you’ve probably heard that Netflix has started showing trailers for its shows in between episodes of shows you’re binge-watching. So while you’re waiting for that next episode of “Orange is the New Black” to play, you might be subjected to an ad for “Fuller House.”

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For now, Netflix is just testing the idea out, but that test is happening to everyone, CNET reports. For now, thankfully, you can opt out of the ads if you’d rather not see them. Here’s how to do it:

Launch Netflix in a browser (not the app) on your computer, phone or tablet and log in.

On your computer, you’ll want to click your profile picture on the top right side of the page. On mobile, go to the hamburger menu (the three dots on top of each other on the left side of the page), and then select Account.

From there, scroll down to Settings and select Test Participation. Within that menu, toggle the “Include me in tests and previews” button to off and then press done.

That’s it! From now on you shouldn’t see any ads show up mid-binge watch. That is, unless Netflix decides to make this a permanent rollout rather than a test‚then we all may be out of luck.

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