Apple Music 3.10 Beta for Android Introduces Sleep Timer

Big corporations don’t always make sense. For example, Google often introduces new features before bringing its iOS apps to Android. Likewise, sometimes Apple makes changes to its Android offerings before baking in iOS. The latest case revolves around the music streaming service of the Cupertino tech giant. Apple Music 3.10 beta on Android introduces a sleep timer—which (sort of) seems to be missing on the company’s own operating system.

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according to a 9to5google Reportedly, Apple Music 3.10 beta for Android brings sleep timer to the app. This functionality, as you would expect, allows users to automatically pause music playback after a specified time interval. Options include currently 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 1 hour, and the end of the current song, album, or playlist. You can access the new timer through the three-dot menu on the Now Playing screen.

Apple Music on iOS 15 still lacks a sleep timer. However, users can automatically pause playback through a lengthy process. By going to the Timer section of the Clock app, you can select the Stop Playing option—which will interrupt any audio playback on your iPhone after the timer expires. At the moment, it’s unclear whether Apple will bake the sleep timer directly into the iOS Music app. Ultimately, Crossfade remains absent on iOS—despite its Android availability.

According to the APK file teardown, there is also a mention of pausing playback when the current show or episode ends. However, the option appears to be inaccessible in the app right now. It’s hard to tell what this is in reference to – as the option doesn’t appear even when listening to Apple’s radio stations. The company could potentially bring podcast support to the Apple Music app on Android down the road. This won’t surprise us as the company now offers paid podcast subscriptions. So more revenue can be earned by opening it to Android users.

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via: 9to5google

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