Samsung’s Clock app on the Galaxy S20 lets you set Spotify as the alarm
After weeks of leaks and rumors surrounding its flagships for 2020, Samsung finally lifted the covers off the Galaxy S20 series early last month. Much like last year, the company launched three devices as part of the series, including the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. As you’d expect, the smartphones feature top-of-the-line specifications with the high-end Galaxy S20 Ultra boasting of a 100x Space Zoom feature. Along with the Galaxy S20 series, Samsung also rolled out One UI 2.1 — its latest software release based on Android 10.
While One UI 2.1 is largely the same as One UI 2.0, it does pack in some additional features that aren’t available on older devices yet. These include features like Quick Share, which is Samsung’s alternative to Apple’s AirDrop that lets you easily share images or files with other users with a supported device. The One UI 2.1 update also includes revamped AR Emoji, a new Music Share feature, and streamlined Google Duo integration. However, that’s not all that’s new in One UI 2.1.
Samsung has also updated its stock Clock app in One UI 2.1 and it now gives users the ability to choose “Spotify” as the alarm sound. As you’d expect, choosing the streaming service as your alarm will allow you to wake up to your favorite songs, which is always better than using the stock alarm sounds included on the device. The new feature can be found in the “Alarm sound” settings within the Clock app on all Galaxy S20 devices. It goes without saying that you’ll also need to install the Spotify app on your device in order to use this feature.
As of now, the feature isn’t available for older devices, but we expect Samsung to roll it out to more devices along with the One UI 2.1 update in the near future. It’s worth noting that Samsung isn’t the first to include the option to use Spotify as the alarm sound on its devices. Google rolled out support for Spotify in the Google Clock app all the way back in 2018. So in case you haven’t received the feature on your Samsung device yet, you can install the Google Clock app from the Play Store and set up Spotify as your alarm sound right away.