If you watch a number of video content material on your cellphone, you have nearly assuredly touched your display screen by chance, pausing the episode you are watching or forcing you to attend because the on-screen controls fade, ever so slowly, away. Thankfully, Netflix’s launched a new Screen Lock button in its Android app to assist defend your moveable binging from stray pokes and prods.

This latest feature will be accessed simply with a fast faucet whereas watching something utilizing the Netflix app. Tap to allow, and all contact controls apart from a screen-lock indicator are disabled till the consumer taps twice to verify their intent to unlock. You can discover the entire course of pictured slightly below. While this is not utterly fool-proof, it ought to assist to forestall nearly all of accidental taps from interrupting as you atone for your queue.


This newest change seems to be broadly accessible. Though it does not appear to be tied to a selected model of Netflix’s app, it is rolled out to most of our personal units. It’s in all probability a server-side replace, however be happy to double-check for app updates if you do not have it — putting in the most recent model triggered it for one cellphone that did not beforehand have it.

Make positive to provide it a attempt the following time you are binging your consolation present of alternative for the thousandth time whereas we’re all caught inside.