I’m one of the rare members of my generation who can say they pay for cable, which is mostly because no one has been smart enough to start a streaming service that allows you to watch every single episode of Cops on demand.
I don’t know what other forms of entertainment you’d even need if that existed.
However, I almost exclusively watch shows I have saved on my DVR based on how many commercials I have to fast forward through whenever I sit down for something I recorded.
You’d be shocked at what percentage of the runtime of Jeopardy! is devoted to ads for car insurance and medical products designed to keep you regular.
The reason so many people initially flocked to Netflix was that it offered an ad-free platform, and while the company flirted with adding commercials a few years back, nothing ever came of it.
Unfortunately, Netflix changed its tune last week when it decided it would start promoting its original programming in an even more annoying way than it already was by inserting ads it swears aren’t ads.
Thankfully, there’s a way to avoid this terrible, terrible fate.
Geek.com figured out a way to opt out of being subjected to Netflix propaganda as long as you’re willing to go through the long and arduous process of logging into your account on your computer.
Once you’re set, hover over your profile picture in the top right corner and select “Account,” which will bring you to a screen displaying the following options:
Click on “Test participation,” which will present you with this:
I sincerely hope I don’t have to tell you to turn the button to “Off” and click “Done” but I guess it doesn’t hurt to be too careful.
Now, the only interruption you’ll have to worry about is when Netflix asks you if you purposefully meant to watch five episodes of The Office without a break.