Netflix has begun testing a new feature that will allow viewers to set timers for their favorite shows or movies. This is another move taken by American streaming media platforms to enhance their viewing experience. Netflix is testing the timer function for adult profiles, but over time it may expand to its “child” viewers-depending on the feedback it receives during the initial test.
A Netflix spokesperson told Advertisement Shout that if the company finds that it improves the membership experience, the timer function will be widely available after the first test.
The spokesperson said in a prepared statement emailed to Advertisement Shout: “We are always looking for new ways to improve the Netflix mobile experience. This test is the latest example – a new timer through which members can change To control the viewing experience well, just select your favorite show or movie and set a timer, instead of worrying about pausing it before it ends.”
The Verge first reported the arrival of the timer function on the Netflix App for Android devices. It is currently restricted to adults and is designed to help Netflix subscribers to help save battery life on Android devices when they fall asleep while watching a show or movie on the app.
It is not clear whether Netflix will extend the timer function beyond Android devices. However, The Verge mentioned in its report that the company will explore bringing it to other devices (including TVs and desktops), subject to adjustments for initial testing.
How to set a timer on Netflix
When the feature arrives on your Android device, you will see a Timer The icon next to the cast button in the upper right corner of the screen.You need to click on the icon and then 15, 30, 45with Finished watching.
Netflix has more than 200 million subscribers worldwide. However, the platform is facing upsurges from Amazon Prime Video and Disney + (Disney + Hotstar in India).
In the recent past, Netflix has been trying to attract smartphone users, as well as people who watch its content on TV and via the Web. The company recently developed better audio using the xHE-AAC codec and pure audio mode, which are some of its key products specifically for Android users. According to reports, it has also begun testing spatial audio support for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max to enhance the experience.
Last year, Netflix also upgraded its mobile and basic plans to high-definition video quality and began testing its Rs. The 349 Mobile+ plan with HD video and desktop access can convince new viewers.
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