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Sleep better by setting an automatic stop time for your Spotify playlists and podcasts.

Kono Vidovic August 17, 2022 34 8 5


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It can be tough to get a good night’s sleep, especially when your bedtime routine is interrupted by a jarring sound. That’s why the Sleep Timer on Spotify is such a great feature. It allows you to control how long your music playlist or podcast episode plays before it automatically stops.

To set up the Sleep Timer on your mobile device, open up the Spotify app and select the track, album, or podcast episode you want to listen to. Tap the three dots in the upper right-hand corner of the screen and select “Sleep timer.” Then, choose how long you want the episode to play before it automatically stops. You can also choose whether you want Spotify to keep playing music or podcasts after the Sleep Timer has ended.

Spotify’s Sleep Timer Function.

Why would you use a sleep timer?

The Sleep Timer is a great way to fall asleep to music or a podcast episode without worrying about your device playing all night long. It’s also useful for making sure you don’t miss the end of an episode, if you have the timer set for 30 minutes, for example, you can be confident that you’ll hear the end before falling asleep.

More reasons to use a sleep timer could be:

  • You’re taking a nap and don’t want to be disturbed by your phone playing music or a podcast episode for too long
  • You’re studying or working and want to have music or a podcast playing in the background, but you don’t want it to play all day
  • You’re going to bed and want to listen to something calming to help you fall asleep, but you don’t want it playing all night

There are lots of great reasons to use the Sleep Timer on Spotify! Give it a try next time you need to control how long your music or podcast plays.

How to use the Sleep Timer on Spotify

  1. Open up the Spotify app and select the track, album, or podcast episode you want to listen to.
  2. Open-up the now playing screen.
  3. Tap the three dots in the upper right-hand corner of the screen and select “Sleep timer.”
  4. Then, choose how long you want the episode to play before it automatically stops.
  5. You can also Check how much time is left by clicking again on the three dots and chosing the option again.

That’s all there is to it! The Sleep Timer is a handy tool that can help you get a good night’s sleep. Give it a try the next time you’re looking to wind down for the evening.

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DJ | MUSIC CURATOR & SELECTOR | PODCAST MAKER | BLOGGER Professional online interpreneur. Coffee practitioner. Electronic music culture maven. Total music guru. Infuriatingly humble problem solver. Food & sports fanatic.

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