Disney+ Needs a “Remove From Continue Watching” Option

There is a major feature that every single streaming service has… except Disney+. That feature is the option to remove a title from the Continue Watching row. It’s a common issue with streaming services that titles get stuck. You finished it, but it just won’t go away. Or you did NOT finish it because it was BAD. And you want it to go away.

All the other companies out there heard you!

Netflix allows you to hover over the title thumbnail and hit the X.

Netflix's remove from continue watching feature
Bless my aunt, who couldn’t even last 1 minute into Thunder Force. The movie wasn’t bad, her loss!

HBO Max has it so you click the words “Continue Watching” and then it pops up a window where you X out individual titles or clear them all.

HBO Max's remove from continue watching feature
Don’t let my progress on That Damn Michael Che (2021) fool you. It’s good. Just busy launching a website…

Paramount+ operates similarly to HBO Max. You click the “Edit” button top right of the Continue Watching row and the select the titles to clear and hit “Remove.”

Paramount+'s remove from continue watching feature

Hulu gives you the option to remove titles from the kebab menu underneath each. But idiotically removing it from row also resets its watch history so its as if you never watched it at all. Oh, Hulu. Sweet, sweet Hulu.

Hulu's remove from continue watching feature
Same as above with …Michael Che… don’t let my progress on the awesome Cruel Summer (2021) discourage you. I’m watching it with… my mom.

Peacock… tries?

Disney+ just stares you in the face, laughing.

Disney+'s continue watching (lack of) options
An x next to that i (for info page / title page) would be sensible way to add it.

From years of activity in the fan and subscribers communities online it’s clear this feature is top 2 alongside with Coming Soon section. Trying to explain its importance or the reasons people want this isn’t even worth any further time.

Just do it, Disney+. And dear glorp do not use Hulu’s implentation…

Is there a feature that we haven’t written about that you think would create a better streaming experience for all? This is where the DDV team needs your help. Comment down below and share why Disney+ needs your feature. Don’t forget to submit feedback for titles and features you would like to see added to Disney+ in the near future.  

Drew Ryan is a film, TV, and Disney geek. He has degrees in English, Student Personnel Administration, and Library & Information Science from Lawrence University, Concordia University-Wisconsin, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Interested in the minutia and licensing of streaming service content, he is always publishing lists, suggestions, and advocating for Disney’s missing library to be added to Disney+. Drew subscribes to Disney+, Hulu, Netflix, HBO Max, and Paramount+. You can find him waxing nostalgic over classic Disney Channel or geeking out over Marvel, CW shows, & Disney on Twitter.