Q: How to set Spotify songs as alarm? I usually use mobile phone as my alarm clock but it comes with a series of similar and standard preset alarm tunes. I'm eager to use 'Girls Like You' by Maroon 5, my favorite band as my alarm. Is there any solution to make it possible?
Are you pretty bummed out when waking up by a traditional and boresome alarm clock? Would you like to set a favorite Spotify music as a new alarm to bring you to a brand-new day? Because of DRM protection, it seems a difficult task for Spotify lovers to make music from Spotify as alarm. Actually, there are two effective and easy ways to use Spotify music as alarm you can find in this article.
Method 1. How to Use Spotify Music for Your Alarm via Google Clock on Android
The good news for Android phone users is that on 31 July, 2018, Google announced Google Clock, one of the best clock apps gets a big upgrade with support for music alarms thanks to a new partnership with Spotify. That's to say, you will be able to play Spotify playlist as alarm on Android phone via Google Cook app. Choosing any Spotify song, track, playlist or artist as your alarm is now easier than ever.
Before get started, please make sure you have downloaded and installed Google Clock and Spotify app from Google Play on your Android device. In general, Clock app is pre-installed on Android smartphone running Android 5.0 or later, but you still need to check whether it's the latest version. Now, Let's see how to set your alarm sound to a Spotify song or playlist in Google Clock.
Step 1. Open Google Clock app on your Android phone and go to the 'ALARM' tab to tap an alarm you'd like to edit or tap '+' button to create a new one.
Step 2. Tap the alarm 'SOUND' icon (just looks like a bell) and swipe over to the 'SPOTIFY' option.
Step 3. You will be required to connect with Spotify by clicking the 'Connect' tab to continue and hitting on 'OKAY' to confirm it.
Step 4. Tap any track, album or playlist to preview it and choose as your alarm. A check mark indicates your choice is set.
Step 5. After you have set your loved Spotify song as an alarm, please go back to the 'ALARM' button. And then you can set the alarm time, vibrate mode and other settings as you like.
Note: When the alarm time comes, the music you set will play in your phone automatically. You can choose to either snooze it or turn it off. After turning the Spotify alarm off, you still can keep listening by clicking on the 'Continue Playing' tab.
Method 2. How to Set Spotify Songs as Alarm for iOS
Since there is no Google Clock app for iOS, what if you are using iPhone. Fortunately, there is also alternative solution to use Spotify as alarm for both your iOS and Android devices. The key reason why we can't choose Spotify songs or playlists as iPhone's alarm is that Spotify audio files are under DRM technology protection, which leading users can't edit them as an alarm directly.
To break this limitation, we just need to find a well-designed Spotify solution to get rid of DRM lock. Here we can meet AudFree Spotify DRM Remover, which is specialized in removing DRM protection from Spotify tracks. Besides, it also can convert Spotify songs to MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC, etc. losslessly with faster speed for better playback.
Remove DRM from Spotify Music
The following tutorial aims to guide you how to remove DRM from Spotify songs and playlists and convert them to MP3 or other common audio files with the help of AudFree Spotify DRM Remover.
- Step 1Import Spotify music/playlists to AudFree
- When you discovered favorite Spotify playlist or album in opening Spotify app, you can drag and drop the Spotify tracks to AudFree's main interface or you can copy the URL of Spotify files and paste the link to the search box of AudFree to add music to AudFree.
- Step 2Customize output settings for editing alarm
- Navigate to 'Preferences' -> 'Convert' option, you will see a setting window, where you can set output format as MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC, M4A or M4B and customize output quality and conversion speed. Besides, you can also define the output settings as 'Artist/Album' to sort files into folders based on album and artist.
- Step 3Remove DRM from Spotify tracks
- Now, you just need to click the big 'Convert' button at the bottom-right corner of the starting window, and AudFree will start to remove DRM protection from Spotify songs and playlists and convert them to target common audio files. After conversion, you can locate converted Spotify files via touching the 'history' icon.
Transfer and Set Converted Spotify Music as Alarm
Now, you can use iTunes or trusted iPhone manager to sync Spotify MP3 files to your iOS devices from computer. After syncing, Apple makes it fairly easy to use the own music as an alarm sound. You can do it by following the below steps.
Step 1. Open the Clock app on your iPhone and tab the 'Alarm' option from the icons at the bottom.
Step 2. Hit on the big '+' button in the top-right corner of the screen and customize the alarm time, recurrence and label if you like.
Step 3. Select 'Sound' -> 'Songs' tap to choose 'Pick a Song' button and then you can select a Spotify you have transferred from the music library in your iPhone.
Note: By using this way, you can also set Spotify tracks as your exclusive iPhone ringtone. If you are interested in this topic, you can refer to this source page: How to Make Spotify Music as iPhone Ringtone.
Now, no matter you are using Android or iOS mobile phone or tablets, you can use Spotify music as your alarm to wake up each morning. Hope you have a nice start every day with Spotify alarm.