Disney Plus proved to be a crowd-pleaser with the plethora of interesting and original content in its arsenal. The newest and most promising competitor to Netflix has racked up over 10 million subscribers on its launch day that caused the service to break down for most Disney+ users.
Similar to Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ sports a standard feature that most users dread and find annoying, the autoplay. This means that few seconds right after the end of an episode, the next in line will play automatically even without finishing the credits part. Typical to major streaming platforms today, the video also plays by itself on autopilot even if you are just reading the show’s description section. I myself find this annoying, and can sometimes be too loud and could giveaway spoilers. But let’s see what options we have with Disney Plus.
How to Disable Disney+ Autoplay and Background Videos
Unlike Netflix, autoplay and video background in Disney Plus can be easily disabled and toggled off. This will apply to Disney Plus on iPhone, iPad, Android and other devices. However, it is important to note that you need to be logged in to your account on the web in order to do this. Some devices like Apple TV, Android TV, and select Smart TVs have this feature right in the device interface.
- Log into your Disney+ account.
- Hover over your avatar, located in the top-right corner.
- Scroll down to the “Edit Profiles” page.
- Toggle “Autoplay” or “Background Video” to “off,” which is represented by an “X.”
On this page, you can also enable or disable Kids Profile, which is a setting that limits the app to display only kid-friendly content. You can also change the app language while you’re at it.
Please note that these settings only apply to your profile on Disney+. If there are other users on your account who would want to disable background video or autoplay, then they will have to change the settings themselves.
Following the steps above will stop Disney Plus from playing videos in the background of the shows’ landing page or playing the next episode on a series automatically. You will also be spared from seeing too many trailers as you scroll down the app interface. Additionally, you can read the show’s description at your own pace without being harassed by the video autoplaying.
Lastly, having this setting at hand will allow you to be in control in case the next film that is meant to be shown is not suitable for your kids. A very useful feature for parents.