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.

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