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I agree that Spotify should build this into the app.
In the meantime, I have used Sleep Timer on my Android and it works just as expected.
I would like to recommend Sleep Timer. Does exactly what you might expect. It lowers the volume till a mute in the amount of time you give it. It works with all music/podcast apps.
Fun little feature is the shake to prolong the sleeptimer.
Google "sleep timer [platform]"
Here ya go, look for Sleep Timer in the play store or click the link: [link]
I needed the following tweak as Spotify doesn't quite support stop:
1. Have Spotify playing something
2. Settings - > On sleep - > Perform Action - > Add Custom action - > Tell it to pause Spotify
Voila, enjoy your sleep timer for Spotify
And for the opposite, to wake up with Spotify there is SpotOn: [link]
Kudos it's there, but anyone find it a little abrupt? Sleep Timer is what I use on Android & it's fantastic—it gently winds down whatever's playing once the time is up (and stops whatever media is playing, then resets the volume to its prior setting). (Seriously, bed watchers of Netflix, give it a go.)
On the Home as is, it just cuts out at full volume. I don't want to move the goalposts on them here, but it seems like if you were listening to Chopin's Nocturnes to fall asleep & it just cut out, that would jar me.
With you want a sleep timer for spotify, you can use -> Sleep Timer, I've been using it for a long time, works really great (not only with spotify)
If you're on Android I use sleep timer to do that exact thing. Set a timer and it'll mute the audio/initiate a 'stop' trigger after a set time. It's not exactly specific to when you fall asleep, but functions well as a mute/stop trigger.
I'm looking for an open source version of this app. Something simple and no frills that simply turns off audio and sends a 'stop' intent (no matter which app is playing) after a set time.
For the sake of saving your battery/electricity/future phones, i'd recommend using a sleep timer when falling asleep to NL's videos. I think iphones have the functionality built in but here's a link to the app i use for android:
Check out LGR, he has a great voice and makes awesome videos on classic PC gaming & tech stuff. I also like to listen to audiobooks when going to sleep, but be careful not to pick a book that's too exciting. And if you watch it on an android phone, check out this app to make whatever is playing stop after a set time.
No problem! That that might be the case, but Play Music's timer is so hidden away, I figured somebody out there might have missed it and shared anyway. And yeah, it's gotta be an easy addition. Something built into the OS, like others have mentioned of Apple, sounds ideal. But for every app that doesn't have its own timer, I use this app:
Yes, there is a simple solution.
Apps like this: [link]
These apps will turn off your phone screen/lock it after a certain time. I usually set it to about 40 minutes or so and it can fade out too.
I had an odd issue like this when I had initially gotten settled into the phone. It wasn't very frequent, but I happened enough to be inconvenient. I ended up doing a factory reset and it seemed to fix it. Which is odd because I ended up with the same apps installed that I had previously.
I'm also the kind to put on music while I'm sleeping, and this app proved quite convenient. It lets you send signals to music playing (I think google music supports this natively, but spotify doesn't afaik).
Forcing the screen off is the wrong way to go about it. You need to kill the app so nothing is preventing your phone from sleeping.
I haven't tested it but try this sleep timer. Set YouTube or app to close after certain time.
Yeah, I thought I recently saw one that let you control the rate of decrease on the volume as the timer expires.
Here's 2 of them though if any one is interested:
Sleep Timer (Turn music off)
Sleep Timer (Music&Screen Off)
Try listening to an audiobook? Or a podcast like The Thrilling Adventure Hour. Or a sleep playlist.
You can get an app to turn off your phone after a bit. This helps me on days when I've had a ton of caffeine and am feeling super restless. Insomnia sucks! I really hope it goes away for you.
ProTip: If you're doing this on a phone or a tablet, you can use a sleep timer app to tell your phone to gradually reduce the volume and then lock the screen after a set period of time. If you're still awake, you can shake the device to reset the timer and continue playing.
Source: I've been doing this for years with podcasts and audiobooks. Here's the app I use on Android.
I personally use this one. I think it's free but has a cheap pro version, but I'm not sure. What I like about it is that it lets you add a quick tiles tile so you don't need to open the app to set a timer
Works great on Android. Can kill the screen if you were watching Netflix, stop playback, fade volume gradually, even turn off WiFi while you're sleeping.
I use this app when I sleep to curb that
All it does it stop your music at a set duration. I always listen to music before sleeping, this app prevents my phone's battery to be drained out in the morning.
You can try this, I haven't tested properly yet, i think it works with the "pause" setting. [link]
But I fully agree. The plex apps needs two settings.
Are you still here message after x episodes
We have this same problem. On Android there's an app you can use - [link]
My wife used it every night when we had Android phones. It worked pretty well, but occasionally Netflix would update and it wouldn't work anymore until you re-setup the timer.
I haven't found a similar app for iOS yet.
There's app called Sleep Timer. It can stop Spotify after timer is up. But yeah, it's quite annoying to use third party app for such a simple function.
You can use Google Play Music, it has a sleep timer. Alternatively, there's always using an app like Sleep Timer (Turn music off).
Ahh, now I understand :-) I never do that so it never occurred to me. This app looks like it stops any player after you fall asleep [link]
I use Sleep Timer, and it's great because no matter what you're listening to you can set it up to turn it off, and you can also make it do other things like turn off Bluetooth (which I use for my wireless headphones), and other things. It's a great app.
I'm using this Sleep Timer app and it works perfectly with Spotify and yeah it's a bit bummer not able to set that inside the Spotify already. Oh well as long it works I'm fine with it. :)
If you're talking about "sleep timer" it didn't work for me. Music kept using the ChromecastAudio after the app should have killed it. I've used this app for a year without issues.
It's a workaround fix but Sleep Timer is an app that turns of any media after a set time. That's what I use:
SleepTimer app on Google Play has been good for me
E: [link] is what I use
If you use an Android device, you can just download a sleep timer from the Play Store, like this one.
On android i use [link]
Works quite well.
Sleeptimer is what I use and it works with Google music and others.
I agree. It's an inelegant 3rd party solution, but I use this:
I use this [link]
It's helped me to sleep a lot better.
Sorry I should have been more specific, this is the one I use [link]
Been using this for a long time. Works great with Spotify.
I know, same thing with YouTube music, I use this [link]
I use this [link]
And on Android you can use this free app.
This works very well. For Android
I've used this one with other music apps. I haven't tried it with SiriusXM, but it should be easy enough to test. [link]
I use this app: [link]
It has a setting which will turn off your screen after your timer goes off.
There's not built in sleep timer either server, or client side. However, I've used this android app and it works with Plex [link]
this is the app I use on android. [link]
and on spotify there's a genre called sleep with a bunch of playlists under that
You could just use this sleep timer app and it does the same thing. [link]
Weird.. Sorry I have no idea
We're using the same app?
I have a neighbor who is always "tapping" on the floor. By always I mean he starts at 6pm till midnight EVERY F... DAY. Only exception since August last year was one weekend in May. It drove me crazy. Confronted him twice, twice he said he's not doing anything. He's clearly producing something every evening, otherwise there is no explanation for me what it could be /definitely no physical activity because he's very old , so no dancing, or fitness training/.
Play loud white noise. I use simple speaker ( https://image2.pricedekho.com/p/96/2/92/1559792/3688387-genius-sw-21-355-speaker-system-picture-large.jpg ) with my favorite white noise ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slZRbt6Nros ) which covers this sound the best. Find one for yourself which masks coughing the best.
I have another bluetooth speaker which I carry with me when going to eat in the kitchen. When it gets really bad, the most effective way is to put earphones and play the white noise. I use simple Sony headphones for 10€ ( https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41QRAdjIvaL._SY741_.jpg )
I am swimmer and I'm using swimming earplugs a lot. Over the years I tested EVERYTHING so I can say with great confidence that transparent silicon plugs are the best ( https://www.zoggs.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/1200x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/3/0/300650_ear_plugs.jpg ). Color is of no importance, but with transparent I can go to lunch to my girlfriends parents and I don't look like a nerd.
When going to sleep I use special plugs for sleeping ( https://brightcove04pmdo-a.akamaihd.net/1239686373001/1239686373001_5986006304001_5985999239001-vs.jpg?pubId=1239686373001&videoId=5985999239001 ). They are complete crap, but unfortunatelly I could not find anything better yet :-( I have to use them because he's doing noises till midnight and I need to go to bed earlier. They are amazing from hardware point of view /they fit incredibly well/, but a software is a nightmare /returned one piece after 6 weeks and the new one I have only for 2 months and they don't work 100% neither/.
I used to use those swimming plugs for the night. But sleepbuds play a white noise whole night, so it's a more effective protection.
At the moment I test Sleep timer app ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ch.pboos.android.SleepTimer&hl=en ) in combination with Full Song Alarm ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=johnluming.musicalarm&hl=en ) . The first one let you play white noise and set a time when it will gradually lower the volume and turn off. So you can go to sleep with the noise on. The latter will start an alarm with the song /I use 9 hours long white noise track/ which will gradually increase volume so you will not get awaken. But if you set it to 3am with gradual increase for 30 minutes, you can have it on 3:30am loud enough that morning traffic will not bother you.
This is a plethora of weapons you can use for your protection. I hope you find some of my tips helpful and wish you a good luck. I have already gave up on moving. I simply know there always be something :-(
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For android: Sleep timer
This is what I use:
This app works really well
This app has been my salvation: [link]
But you'd have to enter the time before showering
This sleep timer integrates with tasker. I would recommend using that.
I use this sleep timer app:
It works with youtube.
You guys should use sleeptimer, I prefer it to the one that guy posted
Is this app not working for you?
You could use this app: [link]
It should help. If the phone is amazing and that's your only reservation, there are ways to make it better for you.