Google Clock app can now use Spotify for alarms
Unless you’re an expert at getting up at the same time every morning, an alarm clock is a necessary evil. There’s nothing worse than hearing the obnoxious beeping when you’re deep in sleep. The Play Store has plenty of great alarm clock apps that can help make the wake-up experience as stress-free as possible. Today, Google has announced Spotify integration in their own Google Clock app, which should make mornings a little more enjoyable.
An update is rolling out this week that adds a Spotify tab to the alarm sound options. You will need the Spotify app installed on your phone to use it. The tab shows your recently played music, Spotify’s curated morning playlists, and a search button so you can find anything you want. When the alarm goes off you’ll hear the selected music. You will have the option to continue listening to music after you turn off the alarm. This feature works for both Free and Premium subscribers.
It’s interesting that Google is not integrating with YouTube Music, which is their new music streaming platform. Spotify is obviously a lot more popular, but you’d think Google would promote their own service. Google says this feature will be rolling out globally this week for Android 5.0+ devices. Make sure you have the latest versions of the Google Clock app and Spotify installed. Mornings just got a little more musical. How do you wake up in the morning? Do you use music or standard alarm sounds?