Pandora Coaxes You Awake with New Musical Alarm ClockBy: Josh Wolford - December 9, 2013
If it’s not a loud, jarring buzzing noise, it’s not going to wake me up. Being peacefully coaxed awake by a beautiful piece of music sounds like a great idea, but the sad fact is that I’d sleep right through it. Oh well, Pandora’s new feature isn’t for me. But it may be for you.
The streaming radio app has just announced Alarm Clock, a new feature that allows you to start the day right – with your favorite tunes.
“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,” says Pandora.
You can access your new Pandora alarm clock on your iOS device and “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.”
Pandora has also added the ability to shake your way to snooze town – just give your iPhone a good jiggle and you’ll be snoozing for however long you previously designated.
The Alarm Clock mode comes on the heels of a new feature for the other end of your nightly slumber – the Sleep Timer. Alarm Clock works in tandem with Sleep Timer, as the app will automatically turn on alarm mode when it shuts off the music at night.
For more on how to use Pandora’s new alarm clock, check here. For now, it’s only available on iOS but they promise it’ll come to Android very soon.
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