Wake up with your favorite Spotify playlists in new Google Clock update

At long last, Google is making it super easy for you to set music as your alarm sound in the Clock app. By way of a new update that’s starting to roll out today, users will be able to connect their Spotify accounts to the clock app and wake up to their favorite playlists and songs.

This new update will let Spotify Free and Premium users integrate the music streaming app into the alarm sounds section on Google Clock. There, they will be able to select between two tabs for picking alarm sounds, including the familiar alert tones and now an entirely separate set of options for Spotify. After navigating to the Spotify section, users can pick music from a variety of pre-made morning-themed Spotify playlists or choose from music that they have recently listened to through the app.

This new feature will be available to all devices running at least Android 5.0 Lollipop. According to 9to5Google, YouTube Music will be integrated into the clock app in the future as well.


Google’s got a clock app?

Yes, and it’s brilliant.

Yeah? For years and years

WTF about Google Music?!

This is honestly embarrassing. Not even supporting your own services at or before a competing service is shameful.

It’s baffling at this point. I could almost understand if Google was making any sort of real push with YouTube Music, but following the release hype, even that seems to be mostly forgotten.

YouTube Music will be integrated into the clock app in the future as well.

Some time in the nebulous future is not good enough Google.

Doesn’t Google have a couple of streaming music services itself that it could have added instead of Spotify?

Of course it’ll actually start with a buzzer from a random ad, but why took it so long?

If I had to guess, I would think that this has been in the works for quite a while, but Google was waiting for the (commercial) mess that is Google Music/YouTube Music to get sorted out.

Perhaps the Clock team got tired of waiting!

Wonder if you could set it to start and connect to a mini automatically…

Although I have one of those natural light things I use anyway so really this is just a way of switching on music when I wake up without having to do anything.

If you have a Google Home (mini, home, or max) you can set up a routine to wake you at a certain time and assign a host of music services (Google Play Music, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube Music, Deezer) to play. Pretty convenient. I only set alarms on my phone when I’m traveling and use Pandora if I want music.

That said, as others have commented, it’s a little surprising and/or disappointing that the Google Clock doesn’t have Google Play Music as a default, if not an option.

Sadly no option for this with the Google Clock app on a Honor 8.


This sounds like a bad idea. Eventually you’ll start hating the songs because they are what wakes you up in the morning

This is such an amazing piece of news. I’ll make a waking up playlist that I’ll regularly update thus bringing peace to the world.

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