August 14, 2022

What you need to know

  • YouTube Music could soon add a sleep timer feature.
  • Google has been spotted working on a sleep timer for the app’s Android version.
  • It was one of the Play Music features that Google ditched when users were migrated to YouTube Music.

Ever since Google Play Music retired, YouTube Music has lacked a bunch of old features we’ve come to rely on, including the ability to set a time when music stops playing. Google appears to acknowledge that it’s a highly requested option, and new evidence hints at the return of this capability.

The latest version of the YouTube Music app (v5.16) contains strings of code suggesting that Google is developing a sleep timer for the app’s Android version. As spotted by 9to5Google (opens in new tab), the sleep timer may show up within playback controls as a bottom sheet.