It's pretty commonplace that people share their Netflix accounts with family, friends, roommates, etc., so Netflix lets you have up to five profiles so everybody can have their own playlists, viewing history and suggested titles. But anybody can go into your profile and see what you've been watching and mess up your suggestions by watching things you wouldn't ordinarily watch.
Watching Netflix seems simple enough - just pick a movie and hit play, right? Well anybody who uses Netflix knows it isn't that simple, because trying to find something to watch can be downright exhausting. How many times have you sat down with a plate of hot food ready to watch something on Netflix only to find 15 minutes later that you have found nothing and your food is cold? How many times have you just given up in exasperation? There are several things you can do to improve your experience though, both with your search and just in general, so without further ado...
Netflix and chill takes on a whole new meaning when binge watching. Plowing through a whole series in days seems to be the whole point of the service's auto-play feature. Netflix automatically starts the next episode of the current series, often before the credits are even finished rolling. There's only a few seconds in which to abort the next episode. Once it's started, it's already too late.
Losing an afternoon to a good Netflix series can be easy, especially since the streaming service grabs your attention with video previews while browsing. Netflix automatically starts playing previews for many titles, before they are selected for more information. While some subscribers like this feature, there are others who find it distracting. Recently, Netflix added the option to switch off autoplay previews for each profile in an account.
As of yet there is no universal way to block your children from watching unsuitable content at the device level - so you can't just go into your Apple TV settings and block all rated R movies, you have to go into each content provider's settings to do it. If you have Amazon Prime Video, you'll have to go into its settings to restrict viewing, same for Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV+ HBO and so on. Here's how to restrict viewing on Netflix: