After a long day at work or handling the household, a little ample time for ourselves is just what it needs to keep our mind sane. To fulfil the time, usually we will resort to watching things on TV or reading a book. However, after a long day, the things we are really looking for is actually sleep.
It is a common situation where one falls asleep when they are watching TV due to fatigue after a long day. Hence, Netflix has launched a global test on Android devices that will allow subscribers to set a timer for their viewing period.
This feature will allow people to choose between four timer settings: 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or end of whatever people are watching. The app will stop itself once the time limit comes to the end. This will theoretically help to conserve battery life on the devices as well to make sure the episodes don’t continue by itself.
Somehow, the test is currently tested only on Android devices to selected users worldwide and Netflix is currently seeking out to bring it to TV sets and desktops, based on how successful and likable the features are among the Netflix users.
To use it, firstly is to choose and play the show or movie then at the upper right corner, you will see a clock icon that is labeled Timer. Click on it and just choose between 15, 30, 45 minutes, or “Finish Show.
Also, so far the feature is not available for kids yet as kids tend to tap on things. Netflix, however, would still make a version of the feature to be more applicable for children’s profiles. The feature is expected to be more difficult because well, kids love to tap on things.
This feature will be helpful especially for those who are very busy or just for someone who is very easy to fall asleep. No one wants to wake up to find out that they have already played five episodes of their favourite series but didn’t even get to see it. Hopefully the test produces good results so the feature can be used by us all.