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Netflix to roll out sleep timer for Android users

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Netflix to roll out sleeper time

As per reports, Netflix is testing the timer feature globally but it would not be available to iOS users any time soon because the feature is being tested for Android devices.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Netflix is testing the possibility of adding a sleep time on Android devices.
  • The sleep timer as the name suggests would help the users sleep on time.
  • Netflix expand the feature to other devices including TV, laptops, and other devices.

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

As per The Verge, the new sleep timer feature that Netflix is said to be working on lets users choose between four-time settings including 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or end of whatever users are watching. So you can select any of the four-time slots mentioned above. At the end of the time period, the Netflix app will stop playing whatever you are watching. For instance, 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 says that this would save a lot of battery on Android devices and would also ensure that the episodes don’t continue to play automatically. Although Netflix is only testing the feature on Android devices, it is likely to expand the feature to other devices including TV, laptops, and other devices. It also depends on whether the users are finding this feature useful, the company told the Verge.

Here is how you can set a timer on Netflix from your Android device

— Choose to play a web series or a movie from the Netflix catalog

— In the upper right corner, you would find a clock icon. 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.”

Apart from this, Netflix is also working on a new feature that will help users save on their browsing time. The feature called the Streaming Roulette will pick a title for users based on their preferences. Netflix is also working on a linear feed to help users who are unsure of what to watch.

“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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