The default Clock app on Android has gone through several UI makeovers and feature boosts. Keeping it with the latest trends, the default Clock app supports music streaming services like YouTube Music and Spotify. After all, who wouldn’t want to wake up with their favorite tune as an alarm? Here’s how to set a song from YouTube Music as an alarm on an Android phone.
Do you want to wake up with Taylor Shift’s latest ‘I Can See You’ song? Thanks to a neat integration with YouTube Music and Spotify, you can pick any track from a vast library of music streaming services as your wake-up call in the morning. Let’s check it in action.
Subscribe to YouTube Music or Spotify
As mentioned earlier, the default Clock app supports both popular streaming services. However, you need to subscribe to either to set any song as an alarm on your phone.
YouTube Music paid plans start at $10.99 per month. You can get the YouTube Premium plan for $13.99 per month, remove ads from YouTube, and enable offline downloads. Compared to YouTube Music, Spotify paid plans start at $9.99 per month. Once you complete a successful purchase, use the sections below in the Clock app.
Set YouTube Music as an Alarm on Android
After you activate a paid YouTube Music plan, use the steps below to set any tune from the service as an alarm on Android.
Step 1: Open the Clock app on Android. Go to the Alarm tab. Tap + at the bottom.
Step 2: Add time for your next alarm. The system activates your alarm with a default tone. Tap on your alarm to customize it.
Step 3: Select the alarm tone option. Tap the three-dot icon in the top right corner and select YouTube Music.
Step 4: Download the app on your phone. The YouTube Music tab shows up at the top. Move to it.
Step 5: YouTube Music shows last played songs, charts, mixed playlists, new releases, songs from favorite artists, and more. You can always search for a specific song from the bottom-right corner menu.
Search and select your favorite song and hit the back button. Confirm your selected song and be ready to wake up with a relaxing tone from YouTube Music. If the alarm isn’t working on your Android phone, check our dedicated guide to fix the problem.
Set Spotify as an Alarm on Android
While YouTube Music is getting more popular by the day, Spotify remains many’s go-to pick. If you are among them, follow the steps below to set Spotify as the alarm on Android.
Step 1: Go to the Alarm menu in the Clock app. Create a new alarm from the + menu.
Step 2: Expand the alarm and select tone. Tap the three-dot menu at the top to install Spotify. Launch Spotify and sign in with your account details.
Step 3: Your Spotify playlists, trending songs, podcasts, and more appear under the Spotify tab.
You can search for a specific song from the bottom menu too. Go back, and your alarm is ready-to-use.
Set Spotify as an Alarm on Samsung Galaxy Phones
Samsung uses a different Clock app on Galaxy phones. Thanks to a close partnership with Spotify, the South Korean giant supports the most popular streaming app in the Clock app.
Step 1: Open the Clock app on your Samsung phone.
Step 2: Go to the Alarm tab and tap + icon.
Step 3: Set alarm time and select Alarm sound.
Step 4: Select Spotify. If you haven’t downloaded Spotify, the system asks you to download the app first.
Step 5: Select your favorite Spotify song and save your alarm.
You can download Google’s Clock app on your Samsung phone and enjoy the same YouTube Music integration.
How to Set Any Song as Alarm on Android
If you don’t want to subscribe to a paid streaming service, download your favorite YouTube Music song on your Android phone storage and go through the steps below to set it as an alarm.
Step 1: Go to the Alarm menu in the Clock app.
Step 2: Expand the alarm and select the tone.
Step 3: Move to the Sounds menu. Tap Add new.
Step 4: Pick an audio file from the device storage.
Do note that you need to use a legitimate way to download your favorite songs on your phone.
Which Streaming Services Does the Clock App Support
Apart from YouTube Music, the Clock app supports Pandora and Spotify.
Wake Up With Your Favorite Songs
Google has nailed the YouTube Music integration in the Clock app. It’s good to see the search giant supporting third-party streaming services too. Which YouTube Music song do you wake up with? Share your preference in the comments below.
Last updated on 30 October, 2023
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