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Netflix is testing a feature that lets you switch off its annoying ‘still watching?’ pop-up

The Verge Tuesday, 6 October 2020
Netflix is testing a feature that lets you switch off its annoying ‘still watching?’ pop-upIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Netflix is testing a feature that I am referring to as a “sick day function” — an option to turn off that pesky pop-up that appears after watching three episodes in a row of something to ask if you’re still watching.

The new feature looks like it’s been in testing for a while in certain regions, and a Netflix spokesperson confirmed to The Verge today that the feature is still in testing mode. Over the recent weeks, however, excitement over the feature has hit Twitter and TikTok. It is exciting! A box appears that asks if you’re still watching or if you want to “play without asking again.” Hypothetically, if you’re in the middle of rewatching Supernatural and don’t want Netflix to interrupt you every three episodes, hitting “play without...
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