One more episode to go – or not. We’ve all fallen asleep in front of the TV while binge-watching and been annoyed by the details we missed. Netflix is putting an end to that – with the Netflix Sleep Timer finally coming.

Netflix Sleep Timer available on first Android devices

Let’s be honest: Who hasn’t fallen asleep in front of the TV during a Netflix marathon? Probably we all have: some more often or some less often. But it’s still annoying when you’re jolted out of sleep hours later and don’t remember a thing.

That’s why Netflix is now working on a feature we’ve all been waiting for: the Netflix Sleep Timer. The sleep timer is currently being tested with a group of Android users around the globe.

However, the streaming service says it plans to bring the feature to other devices as well. This, of course, includes iPhones, iPads, Macs, computers, and TVs.

How to activate the Netflix Sleep Timer

To find out if you can already enjoy the Netflix Sleep Timer, log in and search for the corresponding option.

  1. First, start a movie or series.
  2. In the upper right corner of the screen you’ll see a clock and the word “Timer” if you’re part of the test.
  3. Click on it.
  4. Choose between 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes or the end of the movie or episode of the series.

You have two options at the end of the day. Either you set yourself a time limit, after which the Netfix app will automatically pause and end. Or you can watch your movie or episode to the end and then it’s over.

What are the advantages of the Netflix Sleep Timer?

Of course, it’s handy that you can decide for yourself when you want your Netflix app to turn off. This way, you minimize your own streaming consumption and support your health at the same time by ensuring better sleep.

However, the function is even more interesting for parents. The sleep timer allows them to specifically limit their children’s Netflix use. If Netflix closes automatically after an hour of use, there are significantly fewer problems.

Currently, the feature is only available to adult users. However, a global and cross-account rollout is very likely if the sleep timer is well received by users.