Netflix began a global test on Android devices Friday that allows subscribers to set a timer for a fixed viewing period, according to reports. the edge.
Currently, selected users who have an Android device can choose between four timer settings: 15, 30, and 45 minutes or end of episode. After this period, Netflix will automatically stop playing the content.
According to the streaming service, this is beneficial because that way the battery will last longer. It can also be useful when someone is sleeping, for example; Episodes will not continue to play sequentially while someone stops watching.
Currently testing is restricted to a specific group of subscribers using an Android device. Netflix is investigating whether the feature can be brought to other devices, such as televisions and desktops.
For now, the test is only available for adult accounts. Depending on how well the test is being received, the streaming service will also want to consider a feature that is potentially similar to children’s accounts.
According to Netflix, this might be especially interesting when it comes to setting maximum screen time for kids. However, the function should be set slightly so that children cannot turn off the timer.
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