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!


  1. Bruce Gerencser
    December 09, 2013 at 10:54am
    Mike, Another misleading post. Just like the last one. This release is not for ALL iOS devices, correct? No support for iPad? I wish you would clearly state this in your posts so iPad users don't have to waste their time looking for a feature that is not there. Bruce Gerencser
    1. Wendyp
      December 22, 2013 at 9:54pm
      Thanks!!! I wasted time on my iPad looking for alarm function!, Gggrrrrrrrr
      1. Mary
        January 07, 2014 at 9:00pm
        Ya I wasted my time looking for it on iPad they should make it on all Apple products.... Uggggg I love apple but hate how they don't put stuff on every I product
    2. Ethan
      March 12, 2014 at 5:26pm
      Ikr I was looking all over for it and wasted my bedtime
  2. Tuomas Leone
    December 09, 2013 at 2:06pm
    And for those of us with Windows Phones? Will we be getting this feature as well?
  3. Carlos
    December 09, 2013 at 3:04pm
    That app looks great, but What about windows phone?
  4. jamie
    December 09, 2013 at 7:52pm
    Android version?
  5. James Lewis (@baldengineer)
    December 10, 2013 at 9:23am
    Is this feature only on the iPhone version? I can't find it on my iPad.
  6. alyssapandora
    December 10, 2013 at 12:30pm
    @bruce @james @Tim @Scott @Francesca @Lord Ajeff @LuLu Sorry for any confusion. This is only available for the iPhone. I'll pass your feedback along. -Alyssa
    1. Tim Robinson
      December 11, 2013 at 4:56pm
      I also wasted lots of time looking all over the internet, and repeated attempts to re download this for my iPad. That was very misleading information!
  7. alyssapandora
    December 10, 2013 at 12:34pm
    @tuomas @carlos This feature is only available on the iPhone at this time. I'll pass your suggestion along to our product team.
  8. alyssapandora
    December 10, 2013 at 12:34pm
    @jamie @zoe We're working on it. Stay tuned!
  9. zoe
    December 10, 2013 at 6:40pm
  10. johnnyout
    December 10, 2013 at 6:44pm
    cant find this app in apple store in my iphone. .
    1. alyssapandora
      December 18, 2013 at 9:46am
      @johnnyout Search for Pandora in the App Store. If you continue to have trouble, email our Support Team for assistance: http://pdora.co/writeus. -Alyssa

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