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Netflix, HBO, YouTube and Amazon Prime: Missing stop buttons.

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The traditional square stop-button has been disappearing from media players across the board. This seems like a deliberate trend; a subtle tactic to keep you "captive" - don't present the user with any obvious option to stop watching and they will be less likely to think to.

Dec 30, 2020

mindplaydk | Dec 30, 2020

Netflix: misleading promotional email.

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I've received an email from @netflix asking me to "finalise the signup" when I don't remember registering. Worried about the identity theft etc went to a chat & discovered this is a "PROMOTIONAL EMAIL".

Feb 04, 2020

StealthRadek | Feb 04, 2020

Netflix: autoplay for kids' TV shows.

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Frustrating: Can’t turn off @Netflix autoplaying next episode kids’ videos directly on smart TV (must use web interface) Bat-Sh*t Infuriating: @Netflix apparently CAN’T disable autoplay for KIDS profiles (only adult ones)? Shame on you.

Jul 13, 2019

lukestein | Jul 13, 2019

Netflix: Next Episode.

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When a user finishes the episode they are currently watching, Netflix automatically proceeds to the next episode after a countdown.

Jul 01, 2017

Gray et al. | Jul 01, 2017