Netflix screen lock feature: Video streaming platform Netflix has added a new feature that will allow users to lock their Android phone screens to avoid accidental touches.

First spotted by 9to5Google, screen lock does what it says, it locks the screen while streaming on Netflix. This feature is visible on the bottom menu bar of the screen and users can just select it to activate the screen lock. Once this is done, all the screen controls like play/pause, forward and rewind will be locked. This will help prevent accidental touches which often happens.

The new “screen lock” button is currently available in the Android version of the app as it does not appear to be live in Netflix’s iOS app yet.

Once the screen is locked, there will be just the unlock icon that can be selected to unlock all the controls. You can still exit Netflix by using your phone’s swipe gesture when the screen lock feature is activated. This feature should be rolling out to all Android users soon. But there’s no presence of it on iOS as yet. Netflix also tests features regularly so this could be one too. On Android, it also has the screen brightness feature.


Netflix recently introduced a PIN lock for profiles as well. This lets users add a four-digit PIN to each Netflix profile. The account holder or whoever knows the password can add a unique PIN lock to each Netflix profile. Netflix introduced this as part of its new parental controls where it made the platform more secure for kids. Parents now have more options to not only filter but hide certain titles completely from their kid’s profile.


As the nation-wide lockdown is to be continued till 3rd May 2020, more and more people are watching Netflix regularly, meanwhile, the new screen lock feature will help them to watch their favorite Online series with ease.