I’m confident I’m not the only person who has left shows or even movies to languish in the Continue Watching Row on Netflix. Sometimes a piece of content just doesn’t click anymore, and it just doesn’t “spark joy.” (You can’t tell me that isn’t an apt analogy for Netflix.)
You don’t have to keep those around to mock you for not finishing them. Netflix offers options to delete shows or movies from the said row. Here’s how:
Open the app, of course. There’s a slight difference in doing it on different devices, but the concept is the same.
On the phone or tablet:
- Scroll down to Continue Watching.
- Tap on the three-dotted menu on the lower right section of the content you want to remove.
- Look for the Remove From Row option at the bottom.
On the TV:
- Navigate to the remote until you hit Continue Watching.
- Open the show/film you want to remove.
- Scroll down until you find the Remove from Continue Watching option.
On the laptop:
- You shouldn’t open the Netflix app you’ve downloaded on the app store. Instead, you must launch Netflix from the browser.
- Look for Continue Watching, and then hover your mouse over the title card you want to delete.
- And then tap on the X icon to remove the show or movie from your Continue Watching list.
If you’d rather not have Netflix remember you’ve watched a show or film, there’s also a way to delete those. This feature will come in handy if you want to train its algorithm to show you the content you’d like to see.
To delete your viewing activity, this is what you need to do:
- Open Your Account on Netflix.
- Tap on the drop-down menu icon beside your profile.
- Scroll down to Viewing Activity and click on View.
- Then you just tap on the Stop icon to remove it from your list.
It will take around 24 hours for the title to no longer be labeled as something you’ve watched. And then, Netflix won’t use that to make recommendations to you.
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