You never think of the Google Clock app on your Android phone. And unless you're one of the happy early risers, it's not exactly an app that gives you pleasure. But every day it wakes you the right time, with either some annoying chirps or other sounds that over time will stress you out. But do not stress anymore. Google today launched an update to the Clock app, now allowing you to select any song or playlist from Spotify to wake you up.
This works for all Android phones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop and Up) and you do not need a Premium Spotify account to use it. Only one free will do well. This new feature rolls out globally during this week. So if everything goes to plan, you'll be able to wake up to the soothing sounds of your favorite metal band next Monday, if not before.
Now you may think it's a bit odd that Google uses Spotify here. Does not the company have its own music service? Or maybe two more, in the form of Google Play Music and YouTube Music? And of course you would be right because it's a bit odd to see that Google supports a competitor here. But then, Google's plans for music services are about as coherent as they are for their messaging services (remember Allo?).