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Does Spotify have a sleep timer?

Keep your battery, bandwidth, and ears in check.

Published onMarch 18, 2024

Spotify also has video streaming

Do you like listening to music or podcasts before sleeping? Spotify has a cool feature called the Sleep Timer. It lets your music play for a set time before it stops, ensuring your songs won’t play all night. In this article, we’ll show you how to use it. And if you’re interested in the sleep timer feature, you might also want to check out our article on the best sleep tracker apps. Let’s get started!


Spotify does have a sleep timer on Android and iOS.

  • For music playback, start playing a song and fullscreen it. Tap the three vertical dots ( ) > Sleep timer, then select a duration.
  • For podcast playback: start playing a podcast and fullscreen it. Tap the clock-shaped Sleep timer button, then choose a duration.


Does Spotify have a sleep timer function?

Yes, but only in the mobile app for Android and iOS. Spotify was unusually late the to the game, implementing a timer for the first time in 2019. Even then it arrived in the Android version of the app before it reached iPhones or iPads.

Spotify’s sleep timer isn’t available in the web player or the dedicated desktop app for Windows and Mac. It’s not clear why, but the company seems to assume few people are using their computer for a nighttime soundtrack.

How to set a sleep timer for music

Oddly enough, there’s a different process for setting up a sleep timer for music versus podcasts.

To set a sleep timer for your music, follow these steps:

  • Start playing a song on your spotify on Android or IOS.  
  • Tap a song’s title in mini-player at the bottom of the app to expand full screen. 
  • Once in fullscreen, tap the three vertical dots ( ) in the top-right corner.
  • Scroll down options and select Sleep timer.
  • Select a duration. Once it’s over, playback will stop.

How to set a sleep timer for podcasts

To set a Spotify sleep timer for podcasts, use this checklist:

  • Start playing a podcast by tapping on the playing icon. 
  • Tap the podcast’s title in the mini-player at the bottom of the app to expand fullscreen.
  • Tap the clock-shaped icon to open the sleep timer menu.
  • Choose a duration. Once the timer ends, playback will stop.

For how long can you set the Spotify sleep timer?

Currently you can set the sleep timer to stop playback after 5, 10, 15, 30, or 45 minutes, 1 hour, or End of track. You can’t use any custom values, so if you need anything more than an hour, you’ll have to find a track longer than that.


Customizing the Spotify sleep timer isn’t an option. You can only select from the available duration options. However, you can create a playlist with tracks that match the desired sleep duration and make sure that Autoplay is off.