Google’s Clock app can now wake you up with Spotify songs

Bored of waking up to chimes, birdsong or that one track you’ve carried on your phone over the years? Own an Android smartphone? If the answer to both is ‘yes’, you’ll be pleased to know you now have the choice of over 35 million songs to rouse you.

Spotify and Google have partnered to allow both free and Premium Spotify users (with Android handsets) to set their alarms with music from Spotify’s catalogue.

The integration is due to roll out to all Android users over the next few days, and the functionality will be accessible in a new tab in your Google Clock. Premium subscribers can search and select any track, album, artist or playlist from Spotify, while users of the music service’s free tier are at the mercy of 'shuffle' mode.

Once you turn off the alarm you’ll have the option to continue playback, too.

Oddly, Google hasn't expanded this functionality to include its YouTube Music or Google Play Music services.


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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10 years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.