We think most folks would agree that waking up from a deep slumber to the tune of their favorite music almost always trumps the repetitive bleeping noise that typically comes out of an alarm clock.

In August, we unveiled a new way for Pandora listeners to fall asleep to their favorite stations with the Sleep Timer, and today I’m thrilled to share that we’re releasing a new version of our Pandora app for iOS that contains another top-requested new product feature from our listeners: an Alarm Clock.

The Alarm Clock allows you to wake up to your favorite Pandora music and includes key features like the ability to snooze. When the alarm goes off, your music will begin to play with album art scrolling in the background. At this point, you can choose to snooze, turn off the alarm, or keep listening to your music simply by tapping the song title or artist name on your phone screen.

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You can set the snooze option for 5, 10, 15 or 20 minute increments. When the snooze option is activated, your music will pause and the amount of time remaining will be displayed along with a progress bar counting down how many minutes you have left before the alarm will go off again. As an added benefit, we’ve created an easier way for those of you who are typically a slave to your snooze button to get those extra zzz’s (hint: you don’t have to be fully awake to give your mobile device a good shake). If you enjoy falling asleep to the sounds of your favorite Pandora tunes, the Alarm Clock was built to also work in conjunction with the Sleep Timer.

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We know how much people rely on their Alarm Clocks to ensure a timely wake-up call, so we have put together a handful of simple tips to help you successfully start each day with your favorite Pandora music.

The Alarm Clock feature on the new Pandora app for iOS does have a few nuances so we encourage a quick visit to our step by step guide to learn more before you give it an official go.

At Pandora, we are inspired every day by consistently bringing our listeners music they love and it particularly excites us when we receive ideas for new product features and improvements directly from our listeners. So please, do keep the good ideas coming! We hope you like the new Alarm Clock feature and as always, we’d love to hear from you.

Happy snoozing…and waking up to Pandora!

P.S. We’re busy working away on an Alarm Clock feature for Android as well, so stay tuned!

Comments

  1. Manu
    February 16, 2016 at 10:23pm
    find the alarm clocks which suits you @ lifegag site
    Reply
  2. James
    February 18, 2016 at 5:44pm
    So the alarm for Android doesn't need to be plugged in at all and works in a weekly schedulecut ios needs to be plugged in and goes by the day a little one sided if you ask me when can we see a weekly functionality in are pandora alarm also a unplugged version of the alarm app.
    Reply
  3. David G.
    June 21, 2016 at 11:59pm
    Love the Pandora Alarm, so much better than anything the local radio stations can offer. There's two weird things that are happening though, hopefully someone here can help figure them out. If we use my Nexus 5, it plays the first song only and then stops, I need to fully open Pandora to get it to continue playing. This is an "unbranded" Nexus 5, bought straight from Google. This has to be some sort of glitch, or some setting I don't have exactly right, since every other alarm I have ever owned makes noise or plays music until you explicitly turn it off. Having it play just one tune and then stop seems like a really bad idea since it would then be way too easy to fall back to sleep. The other problem only happens with my wife's LG G4. It starts to make a very quiet ticking sound a minute or two after the screen shuts off. This is with it hooked to some portable speakers with an audio cable. The LG G4 is the T-mobile one if it makes any difference. Again, I suspect this is an audio setting, and probably something specific to the LG G4, since my Nexus 5 doesn't do this. Oh yeah, both are upgraded to Marshmallow. Thanks for any help!
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    1. PandoraSupport
      June 23, 2016 at 9:34am
      Hey David, thanks for letting us know. I believe our support team is looking into this issue. Mind emailing them with more info so we can report to our engineers? pdora.co/writeus -Katie
      Reply

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