People Are Calling For Netflix To Turn Off Thumbnails

Netflix fans are calling for the streamer to turn off thumbnails on its titles.

A Reddit thread dedicated to the issue was created this weekend, with viewers calling for an option to turn the thumbnails off.

“Netflix NEEDS to add an option to turn off thumbnail photos,” the post began.

“I know this might be a repost but it has to get attention and happen… Just make it a generic logo for the thumbnails if we select to turn it on. I’ve seen so many spoilers in the thumbnails and it kills the hype a little bit.”

Netflix fans are calling for the streamer to turn off thumbnails on its titles. Credit: Shutterstock
Netflix fans are calling for the streamer to turn off thumbnails on its titles. Credit: Shutterstock

Others were quick to agree, with many suggesting alternative options and ways to work around the thumbnails.

One person commented on the thread: “They should at least offer the option to turn off the thumbnails. The current thumbnails do spoil away the content of the shows. They could either put the name of the tv series as a thumbnail or some random dynamic pictures of the show/movie which are unrelated to its content.”

While another said: “I just hate when I’m on a browser and I’m scrolling with the mouse wheel but anything the cursor passes over becomes a larger thumbnail and grabs my attention away from scanning the page naturally.”

People were divided over the issue. Credit: Alamy
People were divided over the issue. Credit: Alamy

And a third added: “It’s funny, because there are literally shows i haven’t watched because the thumbnail spoiled something.

“For example, I watched seasons 1 and 2 of Stranger Things and then kind of fell off of it. Tell me why the thumbnail just had to spoil things from the current season.”

Others disagreed however, with another person adding to the thread: “How do you know it’s a spoiler until you watch it. And if you have to watch it to find out, then it is not a spoiler. People crying over thumbnails are crazy.”

While another said: “This debate has no right answer. This preference is the definition of subjectivity.”

Some said they didn't think turning thumbnails off was necessary. Credit: Shutterstock
Some said they didn’t think turning thumbnails off was necessary. Credit: Shutterstock

And a third added: “I have never seen a single spoiler in a thumbnail. Unless I had already seen the film/show.”

A fourth wrote: “I don’t think that is necessary at all. I have never had any episode of a show spoiled due to a thumbnail picture. It’s fine as it is.”

And a fifth said: “Does anyone have an example of this? Hard to believe.”

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