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. t jacks
    May 29, 2014 at 10:35pm
    I restarted my phone and no longer have the alarm clock option how do I get it back. Please help
    1. PandoraSupport
      June 03, 2014 at 12:36pm
      @TJacks Shoot an email to our Listener Advocates. They can help you out: http://pdora.co/writeus. -Alyssa
  2. Trevor
    June 05, 2014 at 7:36pm
    I have my PC right next to my bed, is there anyway to have the alarm clock on the PC?
    1. PandoraSupport
      June 10, 2014 at 10:53am
      @Trevor Unfortunately, the alarm clock is not available on computers at this time. I'll make note of your suggestion. -Alyssa
      1. nomis
        July 04, 2014 at 9:23pm
        follow the link below to set up your PC as an alarm. make sure to click on "wake pc" when you set it up. have it open pandora.exe as your alarm. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/is-there-an-alarm-clock-on-the-pc/934ea129-6526-441a-a21d-22319274c703
      2. TJM
        August 01, 2014 at 9:51pm
        I'd really like a sleep timer on my imac for Pandora. I've set the computer to go to sleep, but Pandora keeps on playing.
    2. Garry
      January 02, 2015 at 11:34pm
      Apps are the buzz these days. They're trying to kill off PC's but eventually they'll realize it's just not going to happen. Like trying to kill real sets with green-screens.
  3. joel
    July 14, 2014 at 5:16pm
    why cant I set it to automatically go off everyday? or close my phone?
    1. PandoraSupport
      July 21, 2014 at 2:58pm
      @Joel Please email our Listener Advocates for help with the alarm clock: http://pdora.co/writeus. -Alyssa
  4. Akil
    October 15, 2014 at 12:15am
    is there any chance to do alarm with pc ?
    1. PandoraSupport
      October 17, 2014 at 4:42pm
      Hi Akil, thanks for the suggestion! I've noted your request and it will be passed along :) -Katie
  5. Abhishek
    December 15, 2014 at 6:12am
    How can I set a particular station for alarm?
    1. PandoraSupport
      December 15, 2014 at 8:07am
      Hi there - Email us directly and we can help you out: http://pdora.co/writeus. -Kim
  6. shannah
    January 06, 2015 at 10:48pm
    Can I close the app for the alarm clock to work? Or do I have to keep it running?
    1. PandoraSupport
      January 11, 2015 at 9:31am
      Hi Shannah - Could you shoot this question directly to our support team? http://pdora.co/writeus -Kim
  7. Coolest
    March 31, 2015 at 4:20am
    I have tried the alarm clock many times. I don't want to use Pandora as an alarm clock. Thanks for sharing this .
  8. hope
    September 13, 2015 at 7:26pm
    i cant figure out how to use the sleep timer on my computer i dont have the app i just listen to it on the internet can some one help me?
    1. PandoraSupport
      September 14, 2015 at 8:31am
      That feature is only available on mobile devices - email us for more info: http://pdora.co/writeus
  9. Jenni
    January 06, 2016 at 8:46pm
    Can I turn off my alarm from anywhere but the mobile app?
    1. PandoraSupport
      January 31, 2016 at 3:19pm
      Hi Jenni - please email our support team for help with your alarm questions: http://pdora.co/writeus.
  10. mmci-communications.org/how-a-…-works/
    January 14, 2016 at 10:49am
    One of the brilliant pieces i've read this week.

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