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How to Setup Sleep Timer on Android TV

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Sleep Timer on Android TV

Do you have the habit of leaving your Android TV on and sleeping? Most people used to do that. There is a great solution for this issue, which is the Sleep Timer option on Android TV. This option turns off your Android TV automatically after a certain time. This can be a great solution for the sleepy bees. By doing this, your TV won’t completely power off, it will enable the Sleep Mode or Standby Mode on your Android TV. In this comprehensive guide, we’re going to demonstrate how to set a sleep timer on Android TV as well as how to turn it off.

Ways to Enable Sleep Timer on Android TV

  • Using System Settings
  • Using Third-Party App

How to Setup Sleep Timer on Android TV via System Settings

1. Go to the home screen on your Android TV.

2. Open the Settings menu on your TV.

3. Scroll down to the More Settings option.

4. Then, select the Timer option and go to the Sleep Timer section.

Go to the Sleep Timer section

5. Now, choose the time interval. You can choose between 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 90, and 120 minutes. The time interval may vary between the brands of Android TV.

Choose the time limit

6. In some brands of Android TV, you will see the countdown in the top right of the screen.

How to Setup Sleep Timer on Android TV Using App

Sleep TV Timer is an app specifically designed for TVs to enable sleep time. You can install the app from the Play Store.

1. From your Android TV home screen, open the Google Play Store.

2. Search for the Sleep TV Timer app.

3. Choose the Sleep TV Timer app and tap the Install button.

Sleep TV timer

4. Open the Sleep TV Timer app on your TV and click the Enable option.

5. On the following prompt, hit the Yes button to switch to the alternative method.

6. Go to the right-bottom of the screen and select Settings.

7. Now, go back to the Apps section on your TV and Tap on Special App Access.

8. Navigate to Display over other Apps and turn on the Sleept TV Timer option.

Enable the Sleept TV Timer option

9. Once again, come back to the Special App Access section and click Modify System Settings to allow access to the Timer app.

10. Now, visit the app and you can set the sleep timer in two different ways in the app.

  • You can choose a time to turn off the TV automatically
  • Or, you can choose a time interval to turn off.
Time interval

8. If you want to turn off the sleep time, click the Stop button.

How to Turn Off Sleep Timer on Android TV

1. Press the Settings button on your Android TV.

2. Go to the Timer or Sleep Time option.

3. Open the Sleep Time feature and turn it off.

How to Turn Off Sleep Timer

With the steps mentioned above, you can turn on and off the sleep timer on Android TVs like TCL, Hisense, Philips Sony, Panasonic, and JVC.


1. Does Google TV have a Sleep Timer?

Yes, similar to Android TV, Sleep Time is available on Google TV too.

2. Can I set up a Sleep Timer on TCL Android TV?

Yes, in the latest version of TCL TVs, Sleep Time is available. So, you can freely set a custom sleep timer on TCL TV.

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