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Netflix Testing a Sleep Timer Feature on Android

Netflix is launching a global test on Android devices that will allow subscribers to set a timer for their viewing period.

The feature lets users choose between four timer settings: 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or Finish Show. After the selected time limit comes to an end, the Netflix app will stop. It will help conserve battery life on Android devices while also ensuring that episodes don’t continue to auto-play.

According to the company, although the test is limited to select users globally with Android devices, Netflix will explore bringing it to other devices, including TV sets and desktop, depending on how widely the product is adapted and if subscribers seem to like it.

For now, the sleep timer is only available on adult profiles. To use the feature, follow the below directions:

  • Choose and play your favorite TV show or movie on your mobile device.
  • In the upper right corner, subscribers will see a clock icon that is labeled Timer.
  • Tap on Timer.
  • Select 15, 30, 45 minutes, or “Finish Show.”
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