A major change to playback settings has been made. You can now turn off the automatic playing of shows
while browsing the Netflix app. As we all know, there were 2 separate autoplays-one for automatic play of the next episode of a series, and the other, the automatic playing of a title
when you go to a title's summary page. There are now 2 options listed to turn off the latter.
You must go to your account online (with webbrowser), and under Playback Settings, uncheck them both.
Testing on my Roku, it's worked immediately. The Netflix app on my Samsung HDTV, hasn't yet.
I knew the designers had to have been stung by the overwhelming negative online reaction this got when they introduced the UI redesign, and may have circled wagons in defensive mode, but it really should not have taken this long (years!) to make this optional. It would have done alot to alleviate online spleen venting (from me included) to have simply realized that for many, this wasn't the cool feature they thought it would be.