A new update that started rolling out yesterday will allow Spotify users to wake up to their favourite songs when using the alarm feature in the Google Clock app.

Spotify users will be able to integrate music streaming into Google Clock’s alarm sounds section. Users will see two tabs in the area for selecting alarm sounds. One offers the typical alert tones, and another will contain the Spotify options. Within the Spotify section, people can choose from the music they’ve recently played with the app. They’ll also have the option of choosing one of the premade morning playlists put together by Spotify.

Spotify’s curated morning playlists have catchy names like “Have a great day”, “I’m wide awake, it’s morning”, and “Songs to sing in the shower”.

After the alarm has been turned off, users will be given the option to continue playing their favourite tunes on Spotify. There’s plenty to choose from, with Spotify offering a catalogue that is 35 million tracks strong.

Many Android devices come with the Google Clock app preinstalled, and it can also be downloaded from the Google Play store.

The new feature is being offered to free users of Spotify and subscribers alike. While subscribers will be able to get instant music recommendations in the alarms tab, free users will be restricted to shuffle mode.

New feature was a top Spotify user request

The ability to wake up to Spotify tunes is something that users have been requesting for some time as they tire of awakening to the typical alarm tones. Now people will have the option to wake up to the songs of their choice, whether they need something upbeat to encourage them out of bed or they prefer a calmer track as they ease into the day ahead.

Those who want to take advantage of this exciting new feature only need to open the Clock app, connect their Spotify account, and authenticate it. It’s now available to devices that are running Android 5.0 Lollipop and above in the 65 markets where Spotify is currently available.

This Spotify Clock feature is being rolled out globally throughout the week, and there are plans for YouTube music to be integrated in future.

Spotify’s Vice President of Business Development, Jorge Espinel, said: ““We’re excited to bring the ability to personalise your alarms on the Clock app from Google with the incredible music catalogue from Spotify. This has been a top Spotify user request for years, and we can’t wait to see music fans picking their favourite tracks, artists, and playlists to kick-start their day.”

Tobias Matthews

Tobias Matthews


Writer at Fourth Source.