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YouTube Music could finally get a key feature from Play Music

YouTube Music could join Spotify, Apple Music, and other services in finally offering a sleep timer.

Published onJuly 21, 2022

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  • Google is reportedly working on adding a sleep timer to YouTube Music.
  • This would be another Google Play Music feature that finally lands on YouTube Music.

Google transitioned from Google Play Music to YouTube Music a couple of years ago, promising better integration with YouTube at large. However, YouTube Music had a few missing features at launch compared to the older service, and a sleep timer is one such feature that’s still missing today.

Now, 9to5Google has dug into the latest version of the YouTube Music APK, discovering that Google is indeed working on a sleep timer for the service. The outlet notes that Google’s take on the feature will show you the time remaining as well as the ability to add five more minutes or cancel the timer completely.

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For the uninitiated, a sleep timer is used to turn off audio playback automatically. This can be used when you’re listening to music before falling asleep or for any other reason.

It’s definitely a long-overdue addition given that Google Play Music had it several years ago. We’ve also seen the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, and several podcast apps touting this feature in recent years.

Either way, we’re glad to see Google continuing to bring missing Play Music features to YouTube Music. Now, about letting users remove devices from their YouTube Music account without contacting support.