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. 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
      1. frank stone
        July 14, 2016 at 4:59am
        Is it possible to extend the sleep time beyond 60mins?
      2. PandoraSupport
        July 16, 2016 at 4:05pm
        Not currently, but email our support team your suggestion so they can pass it on to our product team: pdora.co/writeus -Katie
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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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