I’m not a morning person, plain and simple. I’d much rather wake up on my own accord each morning than to be jolted into reality by a loud and annoying alarm clock. But like many of you, I don’t have the luxury of sleeping in until I wake up naturally so we might as well make the best of it, right?
Pandora’s latest iOS app looks to ease the morning blues with a new alarm clock feature. Instead of waking up to a dreadful ringing or buzzing, the app lets users awake to the sounds of their favorite music. There’s even a snooze button in 5, 10, 15 and 20 minute increments that can be utilized if you want to grab a bit more shut-eye.
Pandora has also added an option to keep the music playing once it’s finally time to get up if you so choose. And based on the screenshots above, Pandora has done an admirable job in the UI / aesthetics department as well.
The alarm clock function is a natural extension of the sleep timer, an option introduced back in August that allows users to fall asleep to their favorite tunes. Much like the sleep timer on your television, the app will shut off after a designated amount of time to ensure it doesn’t play long after you are passed out.
The alarm clock feature is available in the latest version of Pandora for iOS and we are told they are hard at work on a similar update for Android.