When was the last time you fell asleep listening to music? The sounds of your favorite artist can be a great way to wind down at the end of the day. Whether you love to fall asleep to relaxation music, singer-songwriters or Viking Metal, we invite you to enjoy our new sleep timer feature!

At Pandora, we are inspired every day by consistently bringing our listeners music they love. We’re also dedicated to listening to our listeners and personally answer every inquiry that comes in to our support team whether it’s via email (to the tune of more than 50,000 emails a month!) or our social channels. One area that gets us particularly excited is when we receive ideas from our listeners for new product features and improvements. Today I’m thrilled to share that we’re releasing a new version of our Pandora mobile app for both iOS and Android that contains one of our top-requested new product features from listeners: a Sleep Timer. With the new Sleep Timer in version 4.5 of our app, you can now fall asleep to the sounds of your favorite Pandora stations.

sleep timer imageHere’s how it works: when listening to a station, you’ll find the Sleep Timer in your options drawer in the top right screen corner. Just click the options link and select from 15, 30, or 60 minutes for your Sleep Timer. Then relax and drift off knowing we’ll play just the right amount of music for you.

We hope you like the Sleep Timer. We have more product features like this in the works, each being built with the purpose of making it easier for you to enjoy all the music you love, from morning until night, so stay tuned for more announcements. And please, keep the good ideas coming. As always, we’d love to hear from you.

Happy listening!


  1. rebeccasthoughts
    August 22, 2013 at 4:38pm
    Yay I am so happy about this! Been waiting for a sleep timer option for a long time! :)
  2. Kevin
    August 22, 2013 at 9:17pm
    need to note this is for iphone not ipad can't figure out for ipad
  3. BillJack
    August 23, 2013 at 5:53am
    Please...Pandora has ALWAYS had a sleep timer...(are you still listening?)...this is merely an attempt to get by on fewer plays to save money, which is fine, just don't pass it off as a new feature...
  4. Sara Stanford
    August 23, 2013 at 6:22am
    It would be awesome if you could choose the time, instead of having just 3 options. I'm a teacher and use pandora in my classroom. If I could customize the timer as a marker for the students to have something completed, it would be that much better:)
  5. Dawn
    August 23, 2013 at 8:49am
    Too bad you can't use it on your iPad along with a lot of the other features like sharing on FB or looking at lyrics
  6. AJ
    August 23, 2013 at 1:52pm
    This is a flawed feature. Ultimately, it's, as someone else posted, just a ploy to save the company money, and to make the user feel like they have more control over the system like a personal play list. The worst thing about this "new" freature is it disables the sceen automatic shut off of my tablet, which no update has done before, and there is no way I, the user, can over ride the will of the application on a personalized level. New features should feel as if they have always been there and be as intuitive as possible; I'd also prefer it not holding my system hostage. Feature rating: fail.
  7. James Dowse
    August 23, 2013 at 8:05pm
    Pandora has little or zero prospects of coming to the UK or Europe but kudos for this feature as this is an good feature. Please open source it so an European rival such as Blinkbox Music, Deezer or Spotify can utilise it! Fed up with getting your not in the US or Australia - its been years with this farce!
  8. Kathy Mccray Walker
    August 24, 2013 at 4:15pm
    Soooo happy about this!!!!! Yay!!!!
  9. Mary Lou Owens
    August 24, 2013 at 8:32pm
    Is there a way to get it to sleep on my tv?? I love Pandora & listen to it all the time but can't get everything off my screen. Makes it rough when I play it for 16 hrs a day.
  10. felix rodriguez
    August 25, 2013 at 8:19pm
    I love music and pandora is the best.
  11. Mary
    August 26, 2013 at 2:50pm
    I have enjoyed listening to your internet music. Very innovative creating your own station. I do not agree with your political views and will not listen any longer....
  12. Melissa E
    August 28, 2013 at 6:54am
    I've been relying on the 'Are you listening' time out for this. Maybe it's time to subscribe.
  13. Melissa Haight
    September 11, 2013 at 10:44pm
    I think it is really awesome that you are taking suggestions from your customers and doing your best to fulfill the needs of your customers through a customer centric point of view. It is important for customers to feel as if the product is made for them and with the new addition of the sleep timer, I believe those with the Pandora addiction, like myself, would benefit greatly with this addition. Truthfully, I am a fan of the sleep timer because I enjoy falling asleep to music and similarly with the sleep timer on my TV, I don't want to have to worry about music blasting all through the night and waking up my roommates. Good job!
    1. PandoraSupport
      February 06, 2014 at 9:20am
      @Melissa Glad to hear you're enjoying the sleep timer feature. -Alyssa
  14. Meghan R
    November 19, 2013 at 9:26pm
    Please consider for Roku app as well!
    1. PandoraSupport
      February 06, 2014 at 9:19am
      @Meghan I'll pass your suggestion along to our Product Team. Thanks! -Alyssa
  15. Richard
    December 15, 2013 at 9:32pm
    It would be nice if your announcement mentioned this doesn't work on iPad's!
    1. Olivia Maclay
      January 31, 2014 at 9:42pm
      I agree but i did get it to work on my ipad but you should make one for the apple laptops
  16. Sonny
    December 29, 2013 at 11:52pm
    I just subscribed and love the new features of the app. My only complaint is that when using the sleep timer, the screen displays until the music is off, which is distracting when trying to fall asleep. A dark room is best. It's not like I need to see the screen when I'm drifting off. If I use it when awake and want to see what artist or album is playing, I can tap the screen and see. Please make this small adjustment for the sleep mode screen. I'd love to recommend it to others when that annoying feature is gone. Thanks!
    1. Kate
      December 30, 2013 at 11:32am
      Sonny, I use the Pandora sleep timer mode every night without the screen lit up. Once I set the timer, I hit the little button on top of my iphone4 (the one that puts it to sleep) & everything blacks out. Beautiful music in total darkness...how relaxing. Hope this info helps.
  17. Todd
    January 20, 2014 at 1:04pm
    The sleep timer and alarms are great features for the Android...but when will they be available for the Kindle Fire version of Pandora? Thanks!
    1. PandoraSupport
      January 22, 2014 at 10:20am
      @Meghan @Richard @Todd Sorry for any inconvenience. At this time, this feature is only available on mobile. I'll pass your requests along to our product team. Thanks for your patience in the meantime. -Alyssa
  18. Gregory
    February 10, 2014 at 10:08pm
    How about this feature for Windows Phone 8? I don't like how Windows Phone is always treated like a child under the stairs in a cupboard (Harry Potter reference).
    1. PandoraSupport
      February 12, 2014 at 4:29pm
      @Gregory I understand your frustration. I'll pass it along to our Engineers. Sorry for the inconvenience. -Alyssa
    2. Dee
      March 31, 2014 at 6:18am
      +1 I've recently been gifted Pandora One (upon my request) and with no timer will have to create another account to use on my Windows Phone to have the auto timeout feature. . . Or you could put the sleep timer on the Windows Phone app!!
  19. ron
    March 01, 2014 at 6:10pm
    So, I assumed something was wrong with the Pandora One installation on my Galaxy S4 because it will not play all night. It seems from these posts that by design it will shut off perhaps to save on royalty payments? Hmmm.
  20. joey
    March 15, 2014 at 11:06am
    I have a kindle fire and I can't find the sleep button . I have tried plenty of times
    1. PandoraSupport
      March 18, 2014 at 4:13pm
      @Joey Make sure your Pandora app is updated on your Kindle. Then follow these instructions: http://help.pandora.com/customer/portal/articles/1022606-android-sleep-timer-for-pandora. -Alyssa
  21. Cameron
    November 20, 2014 at 10:50pm
    It would be great if the sleep timer could work together with the alarm. I like to sleep to music but I can't set my pandora alarm and use the sleep timer. Easy fix would to have the option to automatically go to the alarm after the sleep timer ended
    1. PandoraSupport
      November 21, 2014 at 9:49am
      Hey Cameron, you can use the sleep timer with the alarm clock. Please email our Support team for some help: http://pdora.co/writeus -Katie
  22. Adrian Valenzuela
    December 13, 2014 at 9:16pm
    I have the up to date app for the Nokia Lumia 1320 and searching for the sleep timer. It was there but now its gone and I can't find it anywhere.
    1. PandoraSupport
      December 14, 2014 at 9:00am
      Hi Adrian - Shoot our support team an email and they can lend a hand: http://pdora.co/writeus -Kim
  23. Becky
    December 28, 2014 at 8:47am
    I just hooked up Pandora in my retail shop with three awesome Sonos speakers. I'm playing Pandora from my computer. Because Pandora shuts off after so many hours, on my days off - it doesn't play because I'm not here to restart it. Is there a workaround with a timer or something????
    1. PandoraSupport
      January 03, 2015 at 5:21pm
      Hi Becky, Indeed there is! We have Pandora for Business - which eliminates that message you receive when you have been away from the computer. Email our Listener Advocates for more info: http://pdora.co/writeus -Katie
  24. Tori
    January 10, 2015 at 12:29am
    Are the skins for mobile the screen is too bright in a dark room. Even with the phone or iPad screen brightness turned down.
    1. PandoraSupport
      January 11, 2015 at 9:26am
      Hi Tori - Thanks for the feedback on this. Could you send it over to our support team so they can collect your feedback? http://pdora.co/writeus -Kim

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