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When a Netflix show is paused, eventually the synopsis of the current episode will show on-screen. Also, when you roll over the "next" icon ( ▶| ), the synopsis of the next episode will show on-screen.

Is it possible to disable either or both of these synopses?

To be more specific, I am watching Breaking Bad for the first time. However, whenever I need to pause or I accidentally roll over the Next Episode button, I end up learning things about the current or upcoming episode that I didn't know, yet. While the spoilers are limited, they are still spoilers. Is there any way to prevent these occurrences?

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What you are asking for is currently not possible. Netflix has no such options currently.

As a way around you can install some third party extensions such as "Page Eraser" which can hide certain elements from certain sites from appearing on your screen.

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The Netflix application is made in Silverlight. Would Page Eraser work on it? –  Koviko Mar 23 at 19:10
    
@Koviko I do not know, I use neither Netflix nor Page Eraser and have no Idea what Silverlight is. –  user221287 Mar 24 at 7:16

The is no way to get what you want with their current tools, but these are some tips that could help you:

  • Instead of pausing an episode, go back to the main menu. When you resume your show, it'll start playing from where you left. There will be no summary of anything. It's the same as pausing, but you won't see the pause screen.
  • Just be weary of your mouse movements and focus your view on the icons/tools you want to use. You are not going to read text that easily from the corner of your eye.

If you feel you have any suggestions how Netflix can do a better job, try to contact their support service. They have 24/7 chat support, are very friendly and try to look for a solution that would fit your needs.

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(I know this is an old question, but replying just in case anyone else is having the same issue)

Currently, there's no way to do so in Netflix, but you can do it with the browser extension AdBlock. Add any or all of the following to your custom filter list:

Hide synopsis in episode loading screen:

www.netflix.com##P[class="player-postplay-episode-synopsis"]

Hide synopsis in pause screen:

www.netflix.com##DIV[class="content"]

Hide synopsis in next episode button:

www.netflix.com##DIV[class="player-next-episode-description"]

Hide synopsis in episode selector:

www.netflix.com##P[class="episode-list-synopsis"]
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