Easier Than Ever To Stop Bingeing!

netflix-binge4-578-80By: Nikki Nies

Normally the concept of bingeing is associated with either eating or drinking.  Recently,  there’s a new type of bingeing in town, that’s equally worrisome. Binge watching.  Yes, you heard me right.  Netflix has offered instant gratification by providing viewers the ability to watch episode after episode of Breaking Bad (and other great shows!) with the next episode already queued up to play via auto play.  While a convenient built in Netflix setting, it’s hard to break the cycle of continuous binge watching.

Have no fear, if you find yourself like many, spending their weekends binge watching, after many pleas, Netflix has finally changed the settings.   After you’ve signed into your Netflix account, if multiple profiles are on one account, choose the account you want to change the features for and

  1. Click on profile icon on the the upper right corner of the page
  2. Click on Your Account 
  3. Click Playback settings
  4. UnderPreferences, uncheck the box that says Play next episode automatically.
  5. Save preferences
  6. Voila!

While life sans binge watching will definitely take some getting used to, becoming more physically active will be great for you in the long run.  Check out this list of things to do besides watch TV.  There’s a whole world out there waiting for you, really!  http://whole9life.com/2011/05/instead-of-tv/

Sources: https://www.yahoo.com/tech/how-to-turn-off-the-automatic-play-setting-in-netflix-74832588150.html



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