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Globe Live Media, Saturday, January 30, 2021
The streaming platforms make a point of chaining the episodes. You just have to follow, and try not to fall asleep in front.
With streaming platforms, we often know when we start, rarely when we finish. Some people often find themselves falling asleep in front of them only to find that several episodes have passed. Netflix introduced an automatic pause feature some time ago, or at least a reminder asking if you’re still watching, but today the service wants to go further.
Netflix is testing sleep timer on its Android app
Sometimes after a long day, it can happen that one falls asleep in front of Netflix. And that can be quite annoying when you wake up to find that the platform has played several episodes. We must then go back to find the last scenes that we remember. Not necessarily difficult, but not great. That could change with the introduction of a new feature, a sleep timer.
For those who fall asleep in front of their series or their film
Netflix recently started a global test on its Android app, a test for a sleep timer feature. As the name suggests, this is about setting a timer and once the time has passed, Netflix will stop playing your movie or episodes of your current series. In its current implementation, users can choose from four preset values: 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes or directly at the end of the current episode or movie.
This should be particularly useful for mobile devices, helping to conserve battery power. Right now, the feature is only available to select handpicked Android users. If you are on iOS or watching Netflix on your computer or TV, then you will not be able to enjoy it. At least not yet. Still, this novelty is very interesting. Why didn’t she arrive earlier?
In any case, Netflix explains that its availability should be extended quickly to more devices if the feedback from this test is good. So hopefully that will be the case very soon.
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.