I used to wake up to “Home” by Daughtry as my alarm every day when I was in school. (Side note: Does anyone remember Daughtry?)
So naturally, every time I hear it it gives me all the cringes as I flashback to horrible under eyeliner, awkward dances, and standardized tests.
Today I like to stick with the generic beeping that comes with my phone settings when getting up for work (I know, boring). But I can’t help thinking that there’s something nice about being able to start your day—especially if you know it’s going to be a rough one—with your favorite tune.
Which is why when I heard that Android users can now sync Spotify to your Clock app, I was pretty pumped. All you have to do is update your Google Clock and Spotify app and the option should appear. Bonus: This feature works for free and premium Spotify users.
One caveat, though. This is slowly being released, so the update may not show up for you just yet.
Of course, if you’re an iPhone user, you might be sad to find out this doesn’t apply to you—but I did find this app that lets you set any songs in your Apple music library as your alarm.
So, everyone—Android users and iPhone users alike—rejoice in your newfound freedom to wake up to your favorite song! If you’re looking for some music inspiration, check out these playlists we recommend. And if you’re looking for other ways to wake up on the right side of the bed, these alarm clocks are some of our favorites.
What are you going to wake up to? Let us know on Twitter!
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Previously an editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She’s written almost 500 articles for The Muse on anything from productivity tips to cover letters to bad bosses to cool career changers, many of which have been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., CNBC's Make It, USA Today College, Lifehacker, Mashable, and more. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer and reader, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author