Netflix Testing A Sleep Timer For Its Android App
Sometimes after a long day at work or school, we might fall asleep to Netflix playing in the background. This can be annoying as you might wake up and Netflix would have played several episodes and you’ll have to go back and find where you stopped. However, that could change soon with a new sleep timer.
Netflix has recently launched a global test for its Android app where they are now including a sleep timer. This is pretty straightforward and is as the name suggests, a timer where you can set and after a certain period of time, Netflix will stop playing. At its current implementation, users can choose between four timer settings: 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or end when the episode or movie comes to an end.
This will be especially useful for mobile devices as it will help save battery. Right now, the feature is only available to select users on Android, so if you’re an iOS user or watching Netflix on your computer or TV, then this feature won’t be available to you, at least not yet. It’s a pretty nifty feature and we have to wonder why it did not come sooner.
In any case, Netflix states that they could eventually expand its availability to more devices if the feature is well-liked, so hopefully we’ll see it become more widely available in the near future.