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Google and Spotify team up to find you the perfect morning alarm tune

Miranda Lucas


Making your own alarm ringtones can be a serious hassle depending on the method you choose. You may remember the days of making your own ringtone on a sketchy website, or trying to alter existing songs in iTunes to start playing at the right time and for the right length. And what happens when you get sick of that song? Then you have to go through the whole process again.

Wouldn’t it be easier if a streaming service like Spotify simply worked with your phone to provide you with the ringtones you want? Well, now Spotify offers just that. Recently, Google and Spotify joined forces to provide you with a more seamless way to integrate your Spotify playlist with your phone’s alarm clock.

Google and Spotify team up to find you the perfect morning alarm tune

Spotify merges with Google Clock

If you use the Google Clock app on Android, you may have noticed that the app was recently updated to include built-in access to Spotify. Without much effort, you can now choose a song, artist, album, or playlist from Spotify’s library to wake up to, right in the app. Think of it as the modern version of the clock radio or CD alarm clock of your childhood.

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Which Spotify users can access this feature?

The Spotify alarm clock feature is available to all Spotify users, whether you have a free or premium account. You’ll also need to have the Spotify app on your Android phone. Make sure you’re logged in to your account and that you give Google Clock access to your Spotify account, too.

If you don’t yet have a Spotify account but you want to access this feature on Google Clock, consider signing up for a free account. Just don’t forget to download the app and sync it with Google Clock!

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Which songs can you choose from?

With Spotify integration, you can either wake up to the specific song of your choice or choose a playlist to wake up to. This can be your own playlist that you’ve created or else one of Spotify’s existing playlists. The service even offers playlists specifically for waking up in the morning. Spotify also offers the option to seamlessly continue listening to your playlist after you wake up.

A note for free Spotify account users: If you choose a playlist to wake up to, the song play within a playlist is random, just like the regular app. If you want to wake up to only upbeat songs, make sure you choose a playlist that meets your needs.

No matter which option you choose, waking up to the right song or playlist can make all the difference in how you approach your day. From the moment you open your eyes, you’ll feel empowered and ready to take on the day!

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