While all Android clock apps have a built-in selection of alarms, some prefer to personalize what they wake up to each day. Over time, however, you may become desensitized to that all too familiar sound. Fortunately, Google’s Clock app for Android does over a pinch of spontaneity and randomness by letting you select a Spotify playlist or album. With the latest version 6.1 update, you can also do the same with Pandora and YouTube music as well.
Of course, you could always try to change your alarm tone every day, but that would be ridiculously tedious. Especially if the favorite music you want to wake up to isn’t even stored on your phone. Few Clock apps integrate with music streaming services but, fortunately, Google’s got your back.
Once the latest Google Clock 6.1 app has been installed or updated on your Android phone, adding an alarm will inform you that a new “Wake up to music” option is available. The only requirement is that you have the service’s app installed.
The same goes for Pandora, where you’ll see your recently played stations as well as the service’s recommendations for early morning music. Like with Spotify, users will be able to select from playlists, albums, recommendations, or specific songs.
Of course, the same restrictions for YouTube Music and Pandora accounts apply. Namely, the option won’t be available for markets that don’t have YouTube Music yet. On Pandora’s side, only Premium subscribers will be able to search and select specific tracks and albums.