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Android can now wake you with YouTube Music or Pandora

Android can now wake you with YouTube Music or Pandora


Spotify support was added last year

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Pandora and YouTube Music have been added as alarm options to the Google Clock app, Android’s default alarm clock. The functionality was added with version 6.1 of the app, and announced by the Twitter accounts of both streaming services.

This isn’t the first time you’ve been able to stream music as an alarm using the app. Last year, Spotify was the first streaming service to gain support. But the functionality will be new for anyone who subscribes to these alternative streaming services. That includes Google Play Music subscribers, who already get free access to YouTube Music Premium as part of their subscription, and who Google is planning to transition onto the service later this year.

Once you’ve updated the Clock app, you can use the new streaming options by heading into its alarm section, and tapping on the sound option underneath any given alarm. Each music service gets its own tab, within which you can select from popular playlists or else search from its entire library.