Spotify and Google teams up to be your smartphone’s alarm clock


Today's update integrates Spotify directly into the Clock's alarm section, allowing you to pick whatever song you want (in Spotify's catalog) for your alarm tone.

The new feature will roll out globally over the course of this week.

Some of you might be wondering if Google's own services like Play Music and YouTube Music have integration with Google Clock or not. Don't worry. Whether you are looking to hit the snooze button or need a jolt of energy, Spotify and the Clock app from Google™ will now offer the flawless soundtrack to start your day. You will able to select between two tabs for picking alarm sounds: Regular alert tones, and Spotify music.

After the alarm has been turned off, users will be given the option to continue playing their favourite tunes on Spotify. It comes pre-installed in some devices, but it can also be downloaded from the Google Play Store for all Android mobile users. Once done, open the Google Cloud app and tap the Alarm Sounds to browse recently played music, choose from Spotify's curated morning playlists, or search for a specific soundtrack.

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Cook dismissed the idea that Apple has to steal users from Spotify (which has 83 million paid subscribers) to compete, instead suggesting that the streaming music ecosystem still has room to grow. Despite the service's large music catalog, the actual user experience has driven many users back to alternatives like Spotify.

Before Android phones were a thing, custom alarms were reasonably easy to set up on the erstwhile popular Nokia S40/S60-powered devices.

But the good vibes don't end when you wake up. According to 9to5Google, integration with YouTube Music will arrive in the future.

This feature will work with Android Lollipop and does not even require a Spotify premium account to use.