Update, July 31 at 12:00 p.m. ET: Google confirmed to 9to5Google that YouTube Music integration will be added to the Google Clock app in the future. No timeframe was given, however.
Original article, July 31 at 11:11 a.m. ET: Most of us use our phones for alarm clocks in the morning, but normal alarm sounds can be so… alarming. If you happen to use the Google Clock app, you’ll be happy to hear that you can now wake up to your favorite tunes on Spotify.
That’s right — Google is adding Spotify integration to its Clock app this week. After your phone receives the update, you’ll see a new Spotify tab in the Clock app, right next to the Sounds tab. Swipe over to that tab, and you can select whichever songs or playlists you’d like to wake up to.
After switching off your alarm, you’ll have the option to switch the music off for good, or keep listening throughout your day. That sounds pretty handy.
The best part? You don’t even need a premium subscription for this to work. Both Spotify premium and free users can wake up to their favorite songs with this new integration.
Spotify support will roll out globally this week in the Play Store, and will work on all devices running Android Lollipop and above.
This is exciting news for anyone who doesn’t like waking up to “normal” alarm sounds, but it’s interesting that Google is adding Spotify support instead of its own Play Music or YouTube Music apps. We’re hoping the company adds more music services in the future, but for now, this is a great start.