I fear I may have damaged my samsumg galaxy s4 android 5.0 phone by rooting and deleting some unwanted bloatware. Now when I am watching youtube/netflix at random intervals (2-10 minutes) it will pause and I have to hit the play button in the middle of the screen to continue to watch the video. This is extremely annoying if I have it a couple feet away playing a video or audio. Is there a way I can fix my stupidity by restoring the apps on my phone? Is there a fix for netflix/youtube randomly pausing? Thanks.
The problem may be that Smart Pause is not being smart
In the gesture settings menu see if smart pause is enabled, and disable it. Smart Pause is a feature that, using the front facing camera, recognizes (or tries to) when you look away and pauses your video automatically. This would be my first guess at this problem, with the given information.