Netflix testing a timer feature on Android devices that stops streaming after set period

Netflix testing a timer feature on Android devices that stops streaming after set period


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

The new feature lets people choose between four timer settings: 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or end of whatever people are watching. After the episode or film ends, the Netflix app will stop. This should, in theory, help conserve battery life on Android devices while also ensuring that episodes don’t continue to auto-play. (Fall asleep to Bridgertonwithout worrying about where you left off!)

Although the test is limited to Android devices right now, Netflix will explore bringing it to other devices, including TV sets and desktops, depending on how widely the product is adapted and if subscribers seem…

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