How to Remove Titles from ‘Continue Watching’ on Disney Plus

Comparatively speaking, Disney Plus is a popular streaming service with a wide variety of movies and shows for the entire family. Over time, Disney has worked out many kinks and added new functionality. Regardless, Disney+ does not offer the ability to control your “Continue Watching” list. While the list appears, users have yet to control what appears in the list.

Unlike Netflix and other services, there is no option to remove content from the Continue Watching carousel. However, there are some workarounds we’ve uncovered. Keep reading to learn more about managing your Continue Watching content.

Having the ability to go directly to your favorite shows or movies after you’ve taken a break from them is nice, but there are times when you want to de-clutter your “Continue Watching” list. Perhaps you’ve seen a movie but didn’t watch the credits at the end completely. This title remains on the list until you finish watching it. Here are some solutions.

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Use the Fast Forward Feature to Remove Titles from ‘Continue Watching’

It might seem like an incredibly impractical solution, but options are scarce. Therefore fast-forwarding is one trick to use. Perhaps you were watching a TV show, and you got bored after the first two episodes, or you don’t like to wait through movie credits, and Disney doesn’t get that. The show or movie lingers in the “Continue Watching” section until you complete it.

Fast Fowarding Movies to Remove them from Disney+ Continue Watching

The only way to get rid of the movie is to finish viewing it entirely. That isn’t practical because not everyone has time to watch the ending credits, or they want to jump to a new movie right away. Here’s what to do.

  1. Load the movie you want to remove from the list. It doens’t matter what the current position is.
  2. Fast forward to the very end of the movie, and it will disappear from the “Continue Watching” section.

Fast Forwarding TV Shows to Remove them from Disney+ Continue Watching

When it comes to shows, removing them from the “Continue Watching” list is a little trickier than movies, although it is still simple to do.

  1. Load the last episode of the previous season. If you were watching Season 2 episode 5, load Season 1’s last episode.
  2. Fast-forward until you get close to the end of the episode. Do not go all the way.
  3. Let it play the rest of the way, then the TV show disappears from the “Continue Watching” list.
  4. Refresh your Disney+ Home Screen, and it should be gone.

The show is removed from the “Continue Watching” section when you finish it. Unlike Netflix, Disney Plus doesn’t show you that little badge notifying you that a new episode is available. So, it will not reappear in the “Continue Watching” section unless you load it again.

Finish Your Shows in the Background to Remove from ‘Continue Watching’

Another trick to delete movies and shows from your “Continue Watching” list in Disney Plus is to finish them in the background on a PC. If you’re using a computer to stream Disney Plus, you can use a picture-in-picture extension to play through all your Disney Plus content. This method is a little easier because you can multitask; Disney Plus can play on your computer while taking care of more important business. You can even mute Disney Plus, so you won’t hear the content playing.

Use a Second Profile to Reduce Your “Continue Watching” List

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.

Disney Plus Get Rid of Continue Watching

In closing, it can be exciting when you’re first exploring a streaming service like Disney Plus. 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 controlling the “Continue Watching” feature, people can use one of the methods above to accomplish the goal.

Disney+ Continue Watching FAQs

Will Disney+ ever add a built-in option to control the Continue Watching list?

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 option. All you need to do is go to the Disney+ Feedback page and click on the ‘I have a product or content suggestion,’ then click the ‘Give Feedback’ hyperlink and fill out the form.

Will Disney+ ever add a built-in PIP option to allow background playing?

Disney+ is available in numerous countries, yet it acquired Hotstar (a streaming service) in India and changed the name to Disney+ Hotstar. The service is owned by Novi Digital Entertainment of Star India while operated by Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution (one company, not two). The Walt Disney Company owns both (Novi and Disney Media).

Disney+ Hotstar received great reviews and took off well in India. The Disney+ Hotstar app gave users PIP functionality that Disney+ does not provide. The streaming service got released in other countries, including the US, to allow overseas Indians to enjoy their favorite programs alongside select Disney+ content. However, Disney discontinued the service in the US in November of 2021. It is still possible that the company may add the feature sometime in the future, but there are no guarantees.

11 thoughts on “How to Remove Titles from ‘Continue Watching’ on Disney Plus”

Andrea Goldman says:
Yes, this is infuriating! What if you just want to stop watching and continue watching another time? There is no stop button! Insane! Hate the interface, am going to cancel.
Baggins of Bagend says:
Not sure what interface you are looking at but Disney has one of the best. No stop button? What year is it?! Hit pause and close full screen. Click Menu on your Apple TV remote, the back button on your Roku or FireTV remote…

The only issue was Continue Watching and the posted suggestion on TV episodes, like my kids started watching on my profile instead of theirs. I just needed to FF through the very last episode of the series and once it played out, it was gone.

George Landis says:
Continue watching has run off the rails and needs fixed. Everything I watch now is stuck there and nothing will remove them. I have tried on my Roku, my desktop and my Ipad. I have started them over and let them run to the end again. There should be a clear cut easy way to delete a movie from there on my end. This is a bug Disney need to fix. This started about a week ago.
Lizzie says:
I’d like to remove items from continue watching and also be able to not get recommendations based on them. Like someone else started something on my profile and now the app says “because you watched…” I want to be able to get rid of those completely.
Paige Nolk says:
I have several movies sitting in “continuing watching list” with less than 1 minute. Please fix this bug!
baby dino says:
go to the last episode of each season, fast forward to end.
John Doe says:
In my experience this doesn’t work. I have tried it several times and the amount of time left on the title remains the same.
Jennifer says:
Lmao this did not age well, there is no such option anymore
V-Tardis says:
you have to watch skip to the very end of the movie and watch the last seconds. Then it will disappear from continue watching.
kahn says:
Love the site, hate the fact I can’t remove from continue watching.
Marty says:
Love the site. Hate the fact that I can’t delete from the continue watching section. I don’t like clutter!

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