Happy New Year!

Last month we released a new version of our Pandora app for iOS that included a top-requested new product feature from our listeners: an Alarm Clock.  The response from listeners using the new Alarm Clock has been overwhelmingly positive and today I’m thrilled to share that we’re releasing version 5.1 for Android that will now allow listeners on Android smartphones to wake up to their favorite Pandora music as well.

Just like the one we built for iOS, the Alarm Clock for Android includes key features like the ability to easily 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 keep listening to your music simply by tapping the song title or artist name on your phone screen, snooze or turn off the alarm. There are also a few notable features that are unique to the Alarm Clock for Android, including the ability to customize how often your alarm repeats throughout the week. Since you don’t have to keep the Pandora app running in the foreground in order for the alarm to play music when it fires, the Alarm Clock for Android is easier than ever to use.

For those of you that are a slave to your snooze button, you can set the snooze option for 5, 10, 15 or 20 minute increments. When this 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. If you enjoy falling asleep to the sounds of your favorite Pandora tunes, we have you covered; the Alarm Clock for Android was built to also work in conjunction with the Sleep Timer.

0.Drawer 1.Alarm 2.Snooze 3.Settings

We’re excited to kick-off 2014 with this new feature for all of our Android listeners and as always, we’re just getting started. As we work to fulfill our mission to completely reinvent radio, we are constantly thinking of new ways to seamlessly deliver the best personalized radio experience in every possible listening environment. So stay tuned for more product enhancements and updates on all of our platforms throughout the coming year.

We wish you happy snoozing…and waking up to Pandora!

Comments

  1. Manuel Gomez
    January 04, 2014 at 6:41am
    Pandora is the best place to listen to your favorite music is the best, I'm so happy that this year they have this feature available thank you Pandora.
    Reply
  2. Alyssa
    January 04, 2014 at 8:31am
    Does it work on tablets? I can't figure it out.
    Reply
  3. Don
    January 04, 2014 at 12:48pm
    This is awesome, now if only you set an option where you can set different wakeup times for different days of the week. Example: 5am Monday - Thursday 6am Friday 9am Saturday - Sunday
    Reply
  4. Cruz Crispin
    January 04, 2014 at 7:02pm
    That is freaking AWESOME! :)
    Reply
  5. danyelle arnold
    January 05, 2014 at 10:06am
    Like this new thing
    Reply
  6. PandoraSupport
    January 06, 2014 at 9:43am
    @Shawn @AZEROTH2B @Don Thanks for your feedback. We'll pass it along. -Alyssa
    Reply
  7. PandoraSupport
    January 06, 2014 at 9:46am
    @Keith @Hue Tang @SD @Alyssa At this time, the Pandora alarm clock feature is only available on the Android mobile device. We'll let our team know you'd like feature parity on your Android tablets. -Alyssa
    Reply
    1. Keith Russell
      January 06, 2014 at 10:10am
      With all due respect, this is exactly what we heard when the sleep timer was removed from tablets, and instead of fixing that, your developers went ahead with more nonsensically phone-only features.
      Reply
  8. Dave
    January 11, 2014 at 9:42am
    For the past week every time i run pandora on my phone i get the "wake up with pandora" splash screen. I have to click continue to pandora. How do i get the splash screen to stop? This is infuriating! I am getting close to canceling my account!
    Reply
    1. PandoraSupport
      January 15, 2014 at 8:26am
      @Dave Please try this: http://bit.ly/androidpandora. Should the problem persist, email Support at http://pdora.co/writeus. -Alyssa
      Reply
      1. Ryan
        February 13, 2014 at 1:25am
        Does this mean the splash screen popping up at every launch is not the intended behavior? I would be relieved to hear as much.
  9. Floyd Johnson
    January 12, 2014 at 8:46am
    Just updated on my Nook - but not available. Installed as expected on my Kindle Fire.
    Reply
  10. peter
    January 15, 2014 at 5:40am
    Was excited and went to subscribe, then noticed my tablet is still missing the alarm function.. :(
    Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Please complete all required fields.
Required fields marked with *. No worries, your email address will not be published.
Leave a reply