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. PandoraSupport
    January 15, 2014 at 8:49am
    @Floyd @Peter At this time the alarm clock feature is only available on mobile. Thanks for your patience. -Alyssa
    Reply
  2. Jeff Lenhard
    January 15, 2014 at 2:20pm
    Is there a decent docking station / alarm clock that works well with this? I prefer to press large, mashable snooze buttons.
    Reply
    1. Keith Russell
      January 17, 2014 at 5:32pm
      You want larger buttons? A tablet would be great for that-- oh. Wait. Pandora isn't adding features to the tablet app anymore.
      Reply
  3. pshobo
    January 16, 2014 at 10:48pm
    Disappointed to see that the option was not listed in installation of the latest version. I was greeted by the screen advertising it but am not seeing the option on the menu. Help please? I have a Galaxy S III on 4.3
    Reply
    1. PandoraSupport
      January 22, 2014 at 10:10am
      @Pshobo Find out how to use the alarm feature here: http://help.pandora.com/customer/portal/articles/1405670. -Alyssa
      Reply
  4. cody
    January 17, 2014 at 2:23am
    My stations wont play how do i update my pandora
    Reply
    1. PandoraSupport
      January 22, 2014 at 8:46am
      @Cody Shoot an email to our Listener Advocates. They can help you out: http://pdora.co/writeus. -Alyssa
      Reply
  5. Sarah
    February 06, 2014 at 3:22am
    The alarm clock worked fantastically for me for about two weeks, and now it's not working at all. It seemed to bug out when I switched the station it was on for the alarm. I've switched it back now, but it still isn't working.
    Reply
    1. PandoraSupport
      February 06, 2014 at 9:13am
      @Sarah Sorry to hear you're having trouble. Get in touch with our Listener Support Team: http://pdora.co/writeus -Alyssa
      Reply
  6. PandoraSupport
    February 13, 2014 at 11:14am
    @Ryan That is correct. If you follow those steps, it shouldn't continue to pop up every time. -Alyssa
    Reply
  7. Brandon
    February 24, 2014 at 8:05pm
    Ridiculous that this is not supported for tablets! The app on my tablet is worse than if I were to go on pandora.com to listen to my stations!
    Reply
    1. PandoraSupport
      February 25, 2014 at 9:45am
      @Brandon We're working on feature parity across all devices. Stay tuned for an update. -Alyssa
      Reply
  8. jay jay
    February 25, 2014 at 9:54pm
    Ahhhhhh it doesn't work for tablets boo haha but it is pretty cool
    Reply
  9. lagerratrobe
    February 25, 2014 at 11:27pm
    Irked at not having the alarm function on tablet version. Also dislike the split screen view with small album art and always visible channel selection list. Could not care less about social media tie-ins, let me control functionality and appearance.
    Reply
    1. PandoraSupport
      February 26, 2014 at 10:33am
      @Lagerratrobe Thanks for your feedback. We are working on an alarm function for the tablet. Stay tuned! -Alyssa
      Reply
  10. Draven
    March 07, 2014 at 1:21am
    Where do I get it
    Reply
    1. PandoraSupport
      March 07, 2014 at 1:56pm
      @Draven Check for an app update. If you continue to have trouble, email our Support Team: http://pdora.co/writeus. -Alyssa
      Reply

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