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 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, 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 to set an alarm with a YouTube video.
Pandora for Android is available for free download from the Google Play Store.