Netflix Testing Feature to Automatically Stop Streaming After Set Period

Video streaming giant Netflix has today started testing a new feature on Android devices worldwide, which stops streaming automatically after a set period of time, The Verge is reporting.

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The new feature allows Netflix subscribers to set timers for 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or end of what they are currently watching, after which the Netflix app will stop streaming.

The Netflix timer will not only help conserve battery life on Android devices but will also ensure that episodes don’t continue to auto-play if you fall asleep.

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.”

Netflix says the test is currently limited to select users globally with Android devices but will soon be available on other devices, including TV sets and desktops.