Apple Music for Android is gaining an integrated sleep timer function with time increments ranging from 15 minutes to 1 hour, plus other extensive options..

Apple is currently testing a built-on sleep timer feature in its Apple Music Android client, with a public release expected in a matter of few weeks.

After setting an alarm with available time increments ranging from fifteen minutes to one hour, you’ll see a live countdown within the app.

The built-in feature allows you to gently fall asleep and wake up in the morning to your favorite playlist, artist, tune and so forth.


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Apple Music for Android is getting a sleep timer

The feature appears to be pretty well thought out. You can set your timer in fixed increments or use one of the criteria for when the music should start or stop playing. Once you’ve set the timer, live countdown is display throughout the app. When the timer runs out, your preferred music will start or stop playing, which is great if you’d like to fall asleep or wake up in the morning to your favorite tune.

Live countdown persists through different selections in the app so you can always shut off the sleep timer with a quick flip of the switch. The built-in timer feature works with songs, albums, artists, playlists and radio stations. You can also set conditions for when the current song, album or playlist ends, 9to5Google reports.

How to set a sleep timer in Apple Music for Android

In the Apple Music app for Android version 3.10 or later, tap the three-dotted icon next to the song, artist or album name to access the option in the contextual menu.

  1. Launch Apple Music for Android version 3.10 or later.
  2. In Apple Music for Android, access the Now Playing feature.
  3. Hit the three-dotted icon next to the song, artist or album name.
  4. Select the “Sleep Timer” option near the end of the contextual menu.
  5. Choose between time increments or special conditions to activate the timer.

Time increments range from fifteen minutes to one hour. Alternatively, use special conditions to activate the sleep timer, if that’s what you prefer, by choosing between “When Current Song Ends” and “When Current Album Ends” and “When Current Playlist Ends” instead of time increments.

Does Apple Music for iPhone have a built-in sleep timer?

No, Apple Music for iOS does not feature a sleep timer within the app. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a sleep timer feature for Apple Music. As you know, iOS provides a sleep timer within the Clock app that works with your music so you’re covered in that regard although it’s not as feature-rich and developed as its counterpart in the Apple Music Android app. Plus, it’s definitely faster to access a built-in feature than having to switch to the Clock app to set a sleep timer.

When will this feature launch for everybody?

Apple is currently testing this feature in Apple Music beta for Android, which is available on Google’s Play Store. The Cupertino company is expected to continue perfecting the sleep timer until it’s ready for prime time, which should be in about a few weeks from the time of writing. Once the sleep timer is ready, it will hit the stable channel and all users will automatically get the feature after updating the Apple Music app on their Android device.  

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