To fight off increasingly forceful competition from the likes of Apple, Amazon, Google, and Deezer, the worldwide pioneer of music streaming industry is constantly attempting new things, venturing to such an extent as testing in-house hardware that could enable it to control and monitor your in-car listening designs.
It’s along these pretty mind-blowing (and absolutely not in a good way) that it’s taken Spotify this long to include an incredibly fundamental sleep timer highlight to its Android app. After all, the stage has been around since 2008, and users haven’t actually been shy in expressing their impatience and disappointment with the absence of this handy functionality over the years.
To get a feeling of how seriously people wanted to go to sleep while streaming their preferred tunes on Spotify, you just need to do a fast Google Play search. It will take you only a couple of seconds to find that there are numerous third-party apps accessible via the search giant’s official Play Store with the sole reason of enabling sleep timer capabilities for your preferred music streaming service. The aptly titled “Sleep Timer for Spotify, Music, and Video” has more than 500,000 installs to its name, while a new “Sleep Timer” app that works with YouTube, Google Play Music, TuneIn Radio and “many others” in addition to Spotify has even figured to break the 1 million download barrier.
Finally, there’s no reason to go through that problem anymore, as spotted by Android Police on many Reddit threads. The native Spotify for Android sleep timer highlight is as easy as to use, clear, and convenient as you would expect.
You should effortlessly discover it by tapping on the three-dot icon in your Now Playing screen (beneath the “share” option), with settings for various times when your phone can automatically stop your audio (extending from 5 minutes to an hour), just as an alternative to “go to sleep” after gushing a single track. If you can’t discover the highlight yet, you should simply wait for an extensive rollout of the latest Spotify version.
It’s likewise worth pointing out that the app doesn’t actually support this functionality on iOS yet, but iPhone accompany a Clock app pre-installed that can basically and effortlessly do the same thing already.