The Google Clock app on Android phones is getting an upgrade thanks to Spotify integration. A new version of the stock app will enable users of the music streaming service to wake up to their favourite songs and playlists.
In a blog post on Tuesday, Google announced the functionality, which will make it easy to select recently played and selected content from directly within the Clock app. The tool is available for Spotify Premium and Free users. The latter will have access to anything they want, while non-paying customers won’t.
Google will make suggestions with Rise & Shine or Breakfast playlists, but it’s easy to access your own stuff, but the company says it’ll enable users to “swap out the classic alarm sounds for your favourite pump-up song, a calming soundtrack or a mood-boosting melody.”
In a blog post, Google says: “You can browse recently played music, choose from Spotify’s curated morning playlists, or search for a specific soundtrack. Now when your musical alarm goes off, it will be a whole lot easier to get moving. After switching off your alarm, you’ll have the option to continue listening to Spotify throughout your day.”
The choice of Spotify to launch the feature is surprising, given Google has its own music streaming services, in the form of YouTube Music and Google Play Music. The company confirmed to 9to5Google that Play Music integration will be coming soon.
“Now when your musical alarm goes off,” Google says. “It will be a whole lot easier to get moving. After switching off your alarm, you’ll have the option to continue listening to Spotify throughout your day.”
It’s available on all Android phones running 5.0 Lollipop and up.
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