Are you tired of your Prime Video automatically starting the next episode of a show you were watching? If so, you will want to turn off the autoplay feature. When it comes to streaming, autoplay can be an incredibly useful tool – or it could be the reason that you spend more time watching TV than you want. Disabling autoplay on your Prime Video is going to put the power of streaming back in your hands so that you are not tempted to fall into binge-watching sessions, but how do you turn it off?
How do you turn off autoplay on Amazon Prime Video?
To turn off autoplay on Amazon Prime Video on a Web Browser go to Account, press the Gear Icon, Player, Autoplay, and press Disable. To turn off autoplay on the Prime Video mobile app, go to the Settings, find the Autoplay tab, and click the Disable button.
When Amazon first launched its Prime Video service, it opened up a new library of content for users to stream shows, movies, and even music.
Watching TV through third-party applications is very much the standard these days – and understandably so. Instead of having to sit through tedious commercials and watching shows whenever they are on, we can now have virtually unlimited access to content with just a few simple clicks thanks to services like Amazon Prime Video. However, the convenience and accessibility of these apps have introduced binge-watching into our lives.
Although a good binge session is undeniably enjoyable at times, it is nice to have it be a conscious decision and not a tactic by Amazon Prime Video to keep you sedated on the couch. Autoplay is a feature that greatly influences how long people watch TV and disabling the feature will allow you to take back control of your watch hours.
After extensively researching the Amazon Prime Video autoplay feature, I have been able to gather enough information to determine how to disable this setting. My research has indicated that the process of turning off the Prime Video autoplay feature can vary depending on the device that you are streaming from.
How to Turn Off Autoplay on Amazon Prime (Web Browser)
A lot of people like to stream their content directly through their web browser. Whether you like to watch shows on your laptop or through an HDMI connection on your TV, the autoplay feature can be quite annoying.
To turn off the feature on your web browser, you need to ensure that you are connected to the internet. You can then follow these steps to disable autoplay on a desktop.
- Open up your web browser and go to your Prime Video homepage
- Log in to your Prime Video account
- Locate the Gear Icon on the screen
- Select the Gear Icon and find the Settings tab
- Select the option that says ‘Player’
- Locate the section that says ‘Autoplay’
- Disable the Autoplay to turn off the feature
By disabling autoplay on your web browser, your Prime Video account will no longer automatically start playing content once you are done streaming an episode or watching a movie.
The process for turning off the autoplay feature on a web browser should be the same with virtually every device that you use – with laptops and desktops having the same settings.
How to Turn Off Autoplay on Amazon Prime Video (Mobile App)
One of the best things about streaming content through a service like Amazon Prime Video is that it is available on mobile apps. This means that you can watch whatever you want just about anywhere that you go.
The Amazon Prime Video app is loaded with content and features so that you never miss your favorite show. In addition, now that it is so easy to cast your phone onto a smart TV, so many people prefer to watch their Amazon Prime Video content solely on a mobile device.
By connecting to your Wi-Fi, you have all of the same functions with your Prime Video account as you would if you were using a web browser.
With that being said, the autoplay feature still causes a lot of headaches for users who prefer to stream on a mobile device. Not only does the autoplay start playing content when you don’t want it to but it can also run up your data bill.
Given that you are streaming content through the mobile app, there is a good chance that you might be doing it without Wi-Fi at times. When this happens the autoplay feature can end up using a considerable amount of data, which results in a higher monthly phone bill.
Luckily, you can turn this feature off quite simply through the Prime Video mobile app, but the process does vary a bit depending on if you are using an Android or iOS device. Let’s take a look at how to turn off autoplay for both Android and iOS devices.
How to Turn Off Autoplay on Amazon Prime Video on an iPhone
Despite the fact that Apple has launched its own streaming service, a lot of the company’s users still prefer to get their content through Amazon Prime Video. The mobile app works perfectly on iPhones and all iOS devices, but the autoplay feature does interfere with a lot of people’s streaming sessions.
Here’s how to turn off autoplay on an iPhone:
- Open the Amazon Prime Video app
- Locate the option within the app that is labeled ‘My Stuff’
- Select the Settings option on the page
- Find the Autoplay section
- Select the Autoplay feature
- Select ‘Disable’ to turn off the Autoplay
This will turn off the autoplay feature on an iPhone. The process for doing this should be virtually identical on every iOS device that you have the Amazon Prime Video app installed on.
How to Turn Off Autoplay on Amazon Prime Video on Android
The Amazon Prime Video app is very popular with Android users. However, much like with all other platforms, the autoplay feature will be auto-enabled when you start streaming. You can turn off the feature by following these steps on your Android device:
- Find the Amazon Prime Video app on your device
- Open the app and select Settings
- Autoplay will be one of the options on the screen
- Select Autoplay and then click ‘Disable’
Although most Android users rely on smartphones for streaming, the process for turning off the autoplay feature should be identical for Android tablets as well.
How to Turn Off Autoplay on Amazon Prime Video on a TV
If you prefer to watch your Amazon Prime Video directly through your TV, you may have a harder time disabling the feature depending on the type of TV that you are using.
Just about every modern smart TV is equipped to download the Amazon Prime Video app, but each TV also has a different setup, which can limit the capabilities that it has with the Amazon Prime Video application.
In fact, a lot of smart TVs will not be able to disable the autoplay setting with Amazon Prime Video. Unfortunately, if you don’t see an autoplay setting on your TV, your only option is going to be to turn off the next episode that comes on manually.
With that being said, if you are using an Amazon Fire TV, then you will not have any problem turning off the autoplay on your device. Here’s how it’s done:
- Navigate to Settings
- Select ‘Preferences’
- Select ‘Featured Content’
- Turn off the ‘Allow Video Autoplay’
Your Fire TV will no longer autoplay content until you turn the setting back on.