Spotify Introduces a Sleep Timer for Android Users

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Android users have been asking Spotify for this feature for ages.

Now, Spotify for Android finally has a basic sleep timer for turning off the music when dozing off.

Spotify finally got around to adding the sleep timer feature after years of Android users asking for the feature. A cursory glance at the Google Play Store with the search term ‘Spotify timer‘ yields several highly rated apps.

Sleep Timer for Spotify has been downloaded over 500,000 times, with other apps racking up similar numbers. iPhone users haven’t had to deal with this problem since iOS naturally includes a built-in timer feature with a ‘turn off all music’ function.

How To Enable Sleep Timer On Spotify

1. Start the track or playlist you want to hear, then press the 3-dot icon in the top right.
2. Scroll down and find the option that says ‘sleep timer’ and tick it.
3. A timer asking you how long you want the app to play for will be available.
4. If you can’t find the option in your settings, try to update the app.

Unfortunately, Spotify has issued DMCA takedown requests to popular APK hosts so its impossible to link to the updated file. If you haven’t gotten the app update from the Google Play Store yet, try waiting a few days. This seems to be a slow server-side rollout, as some users on social media report seeing it, while others don’t.

Now that Spotify finally has a sleep timer for Android users, you can make use of all the awesome sleep aid albums on the service.  Of course, these are all designed to knock you out, though emerging research has shown that people oftentimes fall asleep to more active music with a soothing undercurrent — including trap beats and even artists like XXXTentacion.

Also worth noting: sleep-focused playlists can become serious moneymakers.  Once popular, sleepyheads often loop them for hours, generating some healthy royalties.  Just ask Vulfpek, that band that pioneered the ‘Sleepify’ loophole.