How to Remove Titles from ‘Continue Watching’ on Disney Plus
Many users demanded the “Continue Watching” feature, and Disney Plus happily obliged. But now that it’s here, it can be a bit inconvenient at times. What if you tried to watch something and you didn’t like it? How do you remove the stuff you know you won’t continue watching?
Removing Titles from Continue Watching
Initially, the “Continue Watching” feature was a part of the Disney Plus. When the function was initially launched, so many bugs and crashes were happening, it was temporarily removed. But the people have spoken, and now it’s back. But you still don’t have the option to get rid of it. Perhaps, that’s next on the list. In the meantime, there are a few workaround solutions you can try.
It might seem like an incredibly impractical solution, but options are scarce. So, you were watching a TV show, and you got bored after the first two episodes. But Disney Plus doesn’t get that, and it wants you to finish the show.
So, the show lingers in the “Continue Watching” section. You might want to try selecting the TV show, going all the way to the last episode of the previous season, and fast forward to the end of credits.
Hopefully, this will remove it from the section, and you won’t have to see it again.
The show is removed from the “Continue Watching” section when you finish it. And unlike Netflix, Disney Plus doesn’t show you that little badge notifying you that a new episode is available. So, it’s not going to re-appear in the “Continue Watching section.”
And you can do the same thing with the movies. If you stopped a movie and you’re sure you won’t finish it, just fast forward and you won’t have to see it again. It’s a less than elegant approach, but it’s worth a shot.
Use Multiple Profiles
Here is another approach to consider. Disney Plus allows seven profiles per account. If there is at least one profile to spare in your account, you can use it as a test profile. That’s a preemptive measure, but it could work.
When you want to try a new show, start watching it on one profile, and if you love it, continue watching it from the one you usually use. If you don’t like it, it remains in the “Continue Watching” section of the other profile.
This method does mean a little bit of juggling, but it also means a better organized primary profile. And fewer recommendations for TV shows and movies you don’t want to see.
What About the Disney+ Watchlist?
The Disney Plus Watchlist is another section where you might find some titles you want to remove. But these are the titles you’ve intentionally put on the list. It happens, you think you’re going to watch something, but then read the reviews and decide not to.
The good news is that managing your Disney Plus Watchlist is a piece of cake. And here is how you remove the unwanted title:
- Log into your Disney Plus account and open your profile.
- On top of the screen, select Watchlist if you’re using the desktop version. (If you’re using the app, select your profile picture in the lower right corner of the screen. )
- When you reach the Watchlist, click or tap on the title you want to remove.
- Select the checkmark that is next to the “Play” button.
You should see the “+” sign instead of the checkmark now. That means the title you’ve selected is no longer in the Watchlist.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will Disney+ ever add a better solution?
Comparatively speaking, Disney Plus is a new streaming service. Disney+ has not mentioned anything regarding adding an easier way to remove content on your ‘Continue Watching’ list. But, you can support feedback. As mentioned previously, the ‘Continue Watching’ list wasn’t even a part of the original Disney+ interface.
The more users who request the feature may prompt Disney to include the feature. All you need to do is go to this website and click on the ‘I have a product or content suggestion.’ Then click the ‘Give Feedback’ hyperlink and fill out the form.
Can I remove recently watched content on Disney Plus?
Unfortunately, Disney Plus doesn’t make this easy either. But, we do have an article here that discusses a few workarounds.
As Disney Plus ages these features are likely to appear. So, for now, make sure that the Disney+ app is updated and keep an eye out for the ability to remove items from your recently watched list.
Finding the Best Movies and TV Shows
When you’re first exploring a streaming service like Disney Plus, it can be exciting. You’re going through all the great content and clicking all kinds of stuff. But after a while, you settle on a few things.
Until Disney Plus finds a simple solution for getting rid of the “Continue Watching” feature, people can use one of the two methods above as both accomplish the goal