How to Disable Autoplay Video Previews on Apple TV

By default, video previews start playing automatically while you going through the home screen on your Apple TV. For some people, it’s really helpful while having a quick look over the trailer or intro preview before watching the full video. On the other hand, you might not like it that way and want to disable the previews. So, in this guide learn how to disable autoplay video previews on Apple TV.

Disable autoplay video previews on Apple TV

It’s a really simple task to turn off the video previews on Apple TV and in less than a minute you will have no previews for videos.

  1. Open up the Settings app and then go to General.
  2. Next, select Accessibility > Motion.
  3. When you are on the Motion screen, select the option Auto-Play Video Previews to turn it off.
    apple tv turn off autoplay video previews

Apps preview videos on the iPhone or iPad also played automatically when you open it in the AppStore for installing. You can also disable the AppStore video previews.


That’s it, now videos previews will not play unless you want to play it manually.

Turn on autoplay video previews on Apple TV

Later, you might want to re-enable the video previews, just follow the given steps above and turn it on in step-3.

The video previews are always related to the icon that you selected on the home screen. Sometimes this content might be inappropriate when the whole family is watching the Apple TV. You can rearrange the apps on the home screen so you will have appropriate content and preview videos.

You can also set a restriction on the content of Apple TV to only show age-appropriate videos that might be the reason you want to disable the previews. So, set the age restriction to TV-14 and PG-13 or less, not R-rated or TV-MA.

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