In the past few months, we’ve launched two new listener-requested features on mobile that have received overwhelmingly positive responses: our Sleep Timer and Alarm Clock. Today I’m happy to share that we released version 5.2 for Android, allowing listeners to fall asleep and wake up to their favorite Pandora music on their Android tablets in addition to their smartphones.
Just like on Android smartphones, the functionality of Sleep Timer and Alarm Clock will work the same across tablets (including Kindle Fire) that have updated to the latest version of the Pandora app. You can find the Sleep Timer and Alarm Clock options in your settings drawer, located in the upper right corner of your Pandora app screen.
To set your sleep timer, simply choose the station that you’d like to fall asleep to and set your countdown time from 15, 30 or 60 minutes. Your music will automatically turn off once this time expires.
To set your alarm clock, adjust to your desired wake up time and snooze times, and pick the station you’d like to wake up to. Just be sure you turn your alarm “ON” to activate it.
If you’re like me and like to keep listening after your Alarm Clock goes off in the morning (much to my sleeping wife’s dismay), simply tap the song or artist name at the bottom of the Alarm Clock screen, and it will turn off your alarm and take you to the “Now Playing” screen. If you stop your alarm, your music will pause – just press play to begin streaming your music again.
The best part is that you can use the Sleep Timer in conjunction with the Alarm Clock, allowing you to fall asleep and wake up to the tune of your favorite Pandora stations. All you have to do is set the alarm before or after you set your Sleep Timer.
Stay tuned for future feature updates, and in the meantime, Sweet (Musical) Dreams!