Netflix adds “Remove from Continue Watching” QoL feature

Do you remember that Netflix show you started but didn't finish? Remember that movie you stopped watching ten minutes in because it just didn't “click” for you, and you knew you were not going back to it? Many of us have abandoned a series or a movie in the middle, leaving it in Netflix's “Continue Watching” backlog. Account settings were the only way to clear the backlog.

Netflix has just released a new feature designed to make your experience easier so that you don't have a cluttered home screen. Using this feature, you can delete an entire show, movie, or anything you've watched from your “Continue Watching” list directly from your phone, TV, or computer.

All you have to do is go to the “Continue Watching” category, select what you want to remove from the list, and hit delete. It will be automatically removed from all of your devices.

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How to remove items from your Continue Watching List

You can remove TV shows or movies from the Continue Watching row when watching on:

  • Computers
  • TVs
  • Android devices with the latest version of the Netflix app
  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch


  1. Place your cursor over a title in the Continue Watching row.
  2. Select Remove From Row.


  1. Go to the details page of a TV show or movie in the Continue Watching row.
  2. From the menu, select Remove from Continue Watching.

Mobile devices

  1. Tap Menu  for a title in the Continue Watching row.
  2. Select Remove From Row.

For all other devices, you can remove titles from your viewing history, which will also remove them from Continue Watching.