Netflix to roll out sleep timer for Android users


Netflix is now testing the possibility of adding a sleep time on Android devices. As per the name, this sleep timer would help the users get their sleep on time. According to reports, Netflix is testing the timer feature globally but it would not be available to iOS users any time soon as the feature is still being tested for Android devices.

Verge reports that the new sleep timer feature that Netflix is currently working on allowing users to choose between four-time settings including 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or end of whatever users are watching. 

Now, a user will be able to select any of the four-time slots mentioned above. At the end of the time period, the Netflix app will automatically stop playing whatever you are watching. For example, if you want to sleep after say 30 minutes and choose the time frame from your app and the streaming would automatically stop.

The report further adds that this would save a lot of battery on Android devices and at the same time, it would also ensure that the episodes don’t continue to play automatically. Now, Netflix is only testing the feature on Android devices, but at the same time, it will also expand the feature to other devices including TV, laptops, and other devices. 

This is how you will be able to set a timer on Netflix from your Android device

— Choose to play a web series or a movie from the Netflix lists of programmes.

— You will find a clock icon on the upper right corner. It is also marked Timer on the app.

— Top on the watch icon

— Choose from the given time slots 15, 30, 45 minutes, or “Finish Show.”

“A new feature that we’ve been testing and we’re going to now roll out globally because it’s really working for us, where our members can basically indicate to us that they just want to skip browsing entirely, click one button and we’ll pick a title for them just to instantly play. And that’s a great mechanism that’s worked quite well for our members in that situation,” COO and chief product officer Greg Peters said during an earnings Q&A.

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