You can show AutoPlay on Apple TV to stop music, TV, and movie clips from randomly playing. This guide explains how.
It can be a bit annoying when trailers for movies and TV shows start playing automatically on Apple TV while you’re browsing. If this happens, you may want to turn off autoplay video previews on Apple TV.
The purpose of trailer previews is clear: to pique your interest in watching a new movie or show. However, you may find it annoying to deal with.
If you find autoplay distracting on your Apple TV, you can disable this behavior by following the steps below.
How to disable autoplay video sound on Apple TV
The autoplay feature in the TV app shows previews of Apple content. There are a couple of things you can do about autoplaying video previews on Apple TV.
One is to disable sound while maintaining video previews, and the other is to disable automatic sound and video altogether.
To disable autoplay video sound on Apple TV:
- Turn on your Apple TV and select the Settings application
- Scroll down the list and choose Applications.
- Under the Application Settings section, select the TELEVISION application
- Scroll down and uncheck the option auto play video sound option.
Once you complete the steps, Apple TV will still show video previews of the shows, but no audio will come out of your TV.
How to disable Apple TV’s video and sound autoplay settings
You can also disable the autoplay settings for video and audio on Apple TV.
To disable the autoplay settings for video and audio on Apple TV:
- Open the Settings application
- On the next screen, select the Accessibility menu option.
- Under the Vision section, select Motion.
- disable the Autoplay video previews option.
After following the steps, autoplay of video and sound will be disabled. Note that there will still be a static image of each show or movie, along with a description of what the show is about. But it will no longer start playing a video.
Customizing Apple TV interface settings
Whether you don’t like loud sounds coming from Apple TV while you’re searching for something to watch, or you want to turn off autoplay entirely, you can do so by following the steps above. You can navigate through Apple programs distraction-free when autoplay is turned off.
A similar problem existed with Netflix, and the company eventually allowed users to turn off autoplay trailers. Most other major streaming services allow this as well. For example, you can disable autoplay on Disney Plus.
It’s not just for streaming services, either. For example, you can disable autoplay of videos on Facebook and also disable autoplay on Google Play Store. And to learn more, check out how to turn off autoplay on other online services, like the Apple App Store, LinkedIn, and YouTube.