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That shrill ring of the alarm clock (or app) in the morning is something none of us look forward to, so online radio giant Pandora is changing things up a bit by launching an alarm feature on its Android app. The Pandora alarm clock for iOS was released in early December.

The alarm clock feature of Pandora 5.1 for Android works like any alarm app you may have used (and there really are some unique alarm clocks Better Ways To Wake Up: Unique Alarm Clock Apps For Android Better Ways To Wake Up: Unique Alarm Clock Apps For Android Wake up! Isn't it great when someone shakes you up in the morning and makes absolutely sure you’re up? If you’re a serial snoozer like me, you know all about stretching your alarm from five... Read More out there). Set the time you want to wake up for and Pandora will ring when the alarm goes off, playing music that you like—complete with album art. You can then choose to keep listening to the music by tapping the song or your phone screen, turn off the alarm or snooze.


Yup, Pandora lets you snooze for 5, 10, 15 or 20 minute increments. And it’s a nifty implementation too:

When this option is activated, your music will pause and the amount of time remaining will be displayed along with a progress bar counting down how many minutes you have left before the alarm will go off again. If you enjoy falling asleep to the sounds of your favorite Pandora tunes, we have you covered; the Alarm Clock for Android was built to also work in conjunction with the Sleep Timer — Pandora

You can set your alarm to repeat through the week, and Pandora for Android will work in the background too. It may not be as powerful and slick as Timely Timely For Android: A Beautiful, Powerful, and Slick Alarm Clock Timely For Android: A Beautiful, Powerful, and Slick Alarm Clock Whatever alarm clock you're using, it's uglier than Timely. That's a bold assertion to make, I know. But I've been using Gentle Alarm, one of the most powerful and versatile alarm clocks for Android, for... Read More , but it seems like a cool feature nonetheless.

Of course, this is still a mobile-only feature and not available on PCs or the web. But you could use something like AlarmTube AlarmTube: Online Alarm Clock AlarmTube: Online Alarm Clock Read More to set an alarm with a YouTube video.


Pandora for Android is available for free download from the Google Play Store.

Source: Pandora | Image Credit: Seanmfreese

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