Autoplay of trailers on movie pages

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IMDb has now implemented autoplay of trailers. Sort of.

Earlier when you went on a movie/tv-series page they had a thumbnail for a trailer and a play button. If you wanted to watch it, you'd click the play button. But now it just starts playing automatically. I realize it plays only the first ten seconds or so, and it does so silently.
However it is enough to annoy me to the point of writing this text.

Would you please be so kind and give us an option under account settings to turn this feature off?

Even though it is not as obnoxious and intrusive as the full on autoplay of trailers 'feature' that Netflix had (and now removed after years of complaints, thankfully), it is enough for my spoiler-sensitive eyes to wander where they shouldn't when I'm trying to look at the movie genre, director, writer, movie-length etc.
I don't watch most movie trailers for a reason.

Best regards.
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Taylor, Official Rep

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Hi Nico,

Please know that we have been gathering feedback regarding this feature as our team has been testing a few different variations.
I do apologize but as a result you may see different experiences and variations. 
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Thank you for the response :)
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DrMohamed Osama

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Please remove this feature. 
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Please at least make it optional, it's annoying.
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Please, yes please remove this feature, what were you thinking in the first place? Why to force people to watch something whey they can watch it with just 1 click? is really that hard to click one time that you have to put it autoplay?
'The team has been testing different variation' really? what variations do you need to test? If anyone wants to watch the trailer just click, its one click. what else do you need?
Please remove this feature or you will force me to stop browsing iMDB.