Netflix continues to introduce new features to attract its users. This time around, the online streaming giant has something for its Android users. The company is testing a new feature that will allow its users to only listen to their favorite shows and movies.
The new audio-only mode for background playback allows you to play movies and shows in the background while keeping the video off. This means that users will be able to hear audio and continue using other applications on the phone.
The feature will surely come in handy as users can listen to their favorite shows while completing other tasks. Or when someone is short on data, they can opt for an option like turning off the video feed and listening to the shows as podcasts.
The background audio playback feature for Android users was first noticed by XDA developers. In a teardown of the Netflix app version 7.79.1 APK, some strings were found stating “Save your data by turning off the video and listening to your favorite shows” and “The video is off, but you can continue listening your show while you are engaged in other things. “
However, playing background audio isn’t new to iOS users. When a user is busy watching something on Netflix and locks the phone, the app appears in the lock screen media player from which the user can play and listen to the show running in the background.
Anyway for Android users, as the feature was spotted in the developments, let’s see when the company actually plans to roll out an audio-only mode for background playback for all users.
Netflix is testing a new feature that will allow users to listen to their favorite shows and movies while keeping the video off.
- Netflix may soon introduce a new feature for Android users.
- Netflix may add an audio-only feature for background listening.
- The background audio play function will also save the phone data.