Whether you want to acknowledge the contributions of the many “below-the-line” entertainment industry professionals who worked on your favorite streaming movies and TV shows, or you just want time to get a snack before the next episode rolls, it’s a good idea to turn on the “watch credits” option on your streaming service.
Netflix, Hulu, et. al. don’t necessarily make this super-easy to do—it should be opt-in, not opt-out—but here’s a guide for how to watch the credits on Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max, Hulu, and Disney+.
How to watch the end credits on Netflix
Here’s how to use Netflix’s website to change the “auto-play” setting for your account.
· Navigate to your Netflix account page.
· Click the profile with the setting you want to change.
· Click “Change” next to “Playback setting”
· From here, you can turn off the “auto-play next episode,” and turn off “autoplay previews” too. This should carry over to all devices that use this account.
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You can also change this setting from your mobile device.
· Fire up the app.
· Click the account icon at the upper right corner.
· Click “manage profiles.”
· Select the profile you want to change.
· Unselect “Autoplay Next Episode” and “Autoplay previews” (if you want.How to watch the end credits on Amazon Prime Video
If there is a way to change the autoplay settings from the Prime Video app, I can’t find it, so you’ll have to log onto the website to do it.
· Navigate to Prime Video’s front-page.
· Click the gear icon at the top right of the page.
· Click “Settings”
· Click “Player”
· Turn autoplay off. (And “autoplay trailers” too, if you want.)How to watch the end credits on HBO Max
HBO Max gives you an “in-the-moment” option of watching the end credits as well as a permanent setting. To watch until the end of an individual episode by default:
· Apple TV: Press the Menu button on your Apple TV remote.
· Other TV devices: Press the back button on your remote.
· Phones, tablets, and computers: Choose the X beside the Next Episode button.
To permanently turn off HBO Max’s “skip to next episode” countdown:
· Sign in to the HBO Max homepage
· Choose your profile at the upper right of the screen.
· Click “Settings”
· Scroll down to “Playback” and switch off “auto-play next episode on this device.”How to watch the end credits on Hulu
Hulu makes it relatively easy to control the auto-play feature from either the web or its streaming app.
From your streaming or Mobile device:
· Fire up Hulu
· Select the Account icon
· Choose Settings
· Switch Autoplay on/off
From the website
· Sign on to Hulu.tv
· During playback, click the gear icon to open the Settings menu
· Toggle Autoplay on/offHow to watch the end credits on Disney+
Disney+ lets you change the auto-play setting on your devices, but it’s in a little bit of a weird place. Here’s how it works:
· Navigate to the Disney+ Homepage
· Click the Profile icon at the top right of the screen.
· Click “edit profiles”
· Select a profile
· From here, you can click the Autoplay button to turn off the feature. As an added bonus, you can turn off “background play” as well.