A new sleep timer feature has been added to the Spotify Android app in a new server-side update. The sleep timer has been a highly-requested feature for a long time now, and it finally is available if you are on Android.
At this point, we aren’t sure when it will be coming for those on iOS, although it likely will be rolling out very soon. Keep reading to learn more details about the new sleep timer feature rolling out this week on Android.
Sleep Timer Feature Finally Hits Android Spotify App
One of the most requested features that users wanted to see on Spotify was a sleep timer, and it looks like people are finally getting their wish. Spotify just updated the Android app with a server-side update and in this update, we finally get a sleep timer. If you go into the “Now Playing” section of the app, you will see the new feature.
The timer works as you probably think it would, allowing you to set a timer for the music so that after a set time it will automatically turn off. There are a few different time options you can choose from and it will allow you to listen to music while you fall asleep.
A lot of people enjoy listening to music before bed and don’t want to fiddle with the app to turn off the music manually while they are dozing off to sleep. With the new sleep timer, you will be able to just set the time and get into bed with no worries as to turning the music off yourself.
How Sleep Timer Feature works on Android Spotify App
As mentioned, go into the “Now Playing”section of the app in order to get to the new sleep timer feature. You will need to click on the overflow menu in order to see the new feature and it will be near the bottom of the overflow menu. There are timers that range from just 5 minutes all the way up to 1 hour. Once you pick the timer you want the music will automatically begin playing.
With this new feature, you also have the option of just stopping the music once the current track is over. It’s also very simple if you would like to turn off the timer, just go into the “Now Playing” head to the overflow menu and click the option to “Turn Off the Timer.”
Some people are seeing this new feature right now, while others still say they are not seeing it. This is normal with Android as it takes a few days to roll out to everyone. We expect that by the end of the week, everyone will see this new server-side update.
What Do You Think About Spotify Sleep Timer Feature?
This has been such a requested feature that people wanted to see on Spotify, so we are happy that it’s finally being released on Android. While the new feature is not on iOS quite yet, the built-in clock feature on iOS does pretty much the same thing. Those on iOS shouldn’t have to wait too long to also see the feature hit, and it likely will be a server-side update on iOS as well.
If you have Android you should see the update right now and we want you to try it out and tell us what you think about it. Are you happy that Spotify has finally released a sleep timer function to the app? Do you wish there were more settings for the timer itself? The four preset timer settings are really nice, but we wish that there was a way to customize the timer for any time that you want.
It would be really nice to be able to just put in 2 hours or 25 minutes or something custom. Maybe in future updates we will either see more presets or have the option to customize the timer ourselves. Let us know in the comments below whether or not you are happy with the sleep timer function and whether or not you will be using it to help you go to sleep.