Google Clock app integrates with Spotify for musical alarms, but where’s YouTube Music?

Google has updated its Clock application on the Play Store, which is honestly a pretty boring app that gets pretty boring updates. Normally, anyway. This time, though, the Clock app is getting Spotify integration.

Weird? We’ll explain.

Set your alarms with Spotify Songs

Some people like to wake up to music by setting particular songs as their alarm tone every morning. I’m not one of those people because I end up hating the song after a couple weeks of getting jarred awake, but to each their own. That’s gotten much harder in recent years with the rise of music streaming services though, since most people don’t actually store physical media on their phones anymore.

Today’s update integrates Spotify directly into the Clock’s alarm section, allowing you to pick whatever song you want (in Spotify’s catalog) for your alarm tone.

It’s a pretty curious choice considering Google could use YouTube Music or Google Play Music, but went with Spotify instead. Spotify does have more open APIs that specifically allow this kind of thing, which neither of Google’s music services offer at this point. It might be time for Google to work on that to avoid looking clueless like this, in my opinion.

Anyway, the update should be available for any devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop and above, so that covers most people at this point. Grab it below.

Play Store Download Link


About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid, but the tech enthusiasm currently covers just about everything. He likes PC gaming, Lenovo's Moto Z line, and a good productivity app.