Netflix Adds A ‘Screen Lock’ Feature To Prevent Accidental Skips

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When watching Netflix on your phone, it can be frustrating to accidentally tap a button to ruin up the playback. Well, Netflix has been rolling out a feature to its Android app to solve this problem.

With the latest version of the Netflix app on Android, the company added a new feature called “screen lock” that lets users avoid accidental touches when using the Netflix mobile app. This option was first spotted by 9to5Google, which appears at the bottom of your screen after you start watching a TV show or movie.

Once you enable this option, the screen lock will stop any action on the screen. No buttons on the screen will work such as the “Play/Pause” buttons, from appearing, helping to prevent you from stopping playback or accidentally enabling subtitles. If you want to disable this feature, you will see an unlock prompt on your screen. You have to double tap on the prompt to disable this feature. 

Android system gestures, like swiping to go back, still work when the feature is enabled. This feature could be very useful for someone who moves a lot while watching shows on Netflix or have kids around them. To get this new feature on your Netflix app, update it to the latest version via Google Play Store. 

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