How to Fix Google Clock Not Connecting to Spotify

Updated by Adam Gorden on Dec. 20, 2022 3:36 PM.
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I'm sure many of you are getting bored with the stock alarm tunes on your phone. But what's the best thing to wake up to in the morning? Definitely a song customized by you. You can set any Spotify song as alarm to wake you up and welcome the new day. And the good news is Google Clock has integrated with Spotify to let you set your favorite Spotify songs as alarm.

But the Google Clock app doesn't always work perfectly, which sometimes may turn into a disaster like being late for work or school. And it seems hard to find a complete way to fix Google Clock can't connect to Spotify issue.

We'll have you covered. In the following parts, I'm going to show you how to fix Google Clock Spotify not working issue and give you the best experience to set your alarm up.

Part 1. How to Connect Spotify to Google Clock
Part 2. Fix: Google Clock Can't Connect to Spotify
Part 3. Alternatives to Set Google Clock Alarm for Spotify

Part 1. How to Connect Spotify to Google Clock

You should meet with these minimum requirements, so now please pick up both the device to set Google Clock alarm for Spotify Music.

How to Set Google Clock Alarm for Spotify Music

Step 1 Open the Google Clock app and go to the Alarm page.

Step 2 Tap the Plus button and you can create a new alarm.

Step 3 Tap the Sound icon and swipe over to the Spotify tab.

Step 4 Press the Connect icon to access your Spotify account on the app.

Step 5 Select a playlist or album from Spotify or search for a specific track to set as the clock sound.

Step 6 Back from Alarm sound screen, turn on the alarm if it's set to off.

In our test, we've learned that sometimes even after closing off the alarm that set for Spotify music track, you may continue listening to the music until it ends. You can choose to cut the song.

Part 2. Fix: Google Clock Can't Connect to Spotify

If you are encountered with the connection issue, you can try out these fixes here.

1. Restart Your Phone

This solution is simple but will usually be overlooked by many people. If your phone is running too long and never get restarted, it may become sluggish and buggy. So restart your phone right away and see what will happen.

2. Reset Google Clock and Spotify

You can either clear the data on both apps or reinstall them. And make sure that you've downloaded the latest version of both apps when you're going to reinstall. You can also clear the cache on Spotify to reload all the songs when you restart playing.

3. Check Your Network

Poor connection can possibly lead to Google Clock Spotify connection issue. You can switch your internet connection between Wi-Fi and cellular to see if Google Clock can play Spotify songs. Or you can restart your router to reset your Wi-Fi.

check internet connection

4. Allow Google Clock and Spotify to Autostart

Both Google Clock and Spotify will have to autostart to play the alarm, so they're both should be set allowed to autostart.

To set apps to autostart:

1. Go to Settings > Apps > Permissions > Autostart.

2. Find Google Clock and Spotify and toggle the button to enable autostart.

autostart apps

5. Remove the App from Spotify Access

If Google Clock app still won't connect to the Spotify app, please consider to remove the Google Clock app access from Spotify and then reconnect it again.

To remove the app from Spotify access:

1. Use a browser to go to the webpage of Account overview.

2. Choose the page of Apps.

spotify apps access

3. You'll see the apps list. Scroll to Google Clock and click on the Remove Access button next to it.

spotify manage apps

6. Remove the App from Your Device

If the methods above won't help, please remove both the Spotify app from your device. You're recommended to follow these steps to clean uninstall the Spotify app.

To clean uninstall the Spotify app:

1. From the Home screen, perform a long press on the Spotify app icon > Remove.

2. Confirm the uninstallation.

3. Go to Settings > Apps & Applications > Storage > Android > Data.

4. Delete com.spotify.spotify.music folder.

Part 3. Alternatives to Set Google Clock Alarm for Spotify

Normally, you'll need to have Spotify Premium to connect to Google Clock and play Spotify songs as alarm. But if you're having Google Clock not connecting to Spotify issue and still can't fix it with the solutions above. There's a way that can help you set Spotify songs as alarm offline without Spotify Premium.

With ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, you can download all your Spotify songs to your computer without Premium. All the downloaded songs can be played on any other media players on any devices. So then you can put these songs to your phone and set them as alarm.

ViWizard Spotify Music Converter is designed to convert Spotify audio files into 6 different formats such as MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV and FLAC. Almost 100% of the original song quality will be kept after converting process. With 5X faster speed, it only takes few seconds to download each song from Spotify.

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Key Features of ViWizard Spotify Music Converter

  • Convert and download Spotify songs to MP3 and other formats
  • Download any Spotify contents at 5X faster speed
  • Play Spotify songs offline without Premium
  • Play Google Clock Spotify Alarm offline
  • Save Spotify with the original audio quality and ID3 tags
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1Launch ViWizard and Import Songs from Spotify

add spotify music

Open ViWizard software and the Spotify will be launched simultaneously. Then drag and drop tracks from Spotify into the ViWizard interface.

2 Set Up Output Parameters

select output format

After adding music tracks from Spotify to ViWizard, you can choose the output audio format. There're six options including MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV and FLAC. And then you can adjust the audio quality by selecting the output channel, bit rate, and sample rate.

3 Start the Conversion

convert spotify songs

Once all the setting is finished, click the "Convert" button to start loading Spotify music tracks. After the conversion, all the files will be saved to your specified folder. You could browse all the converted songs by clicking "Converted" and navigate to the output folder.

4Set Google Clock Alarm with Spotify Songs Offline

Before you set these songs as your Google Clock alarm, you'll need to use a USB cable to connect your computer to your phone and them put them all on your phone.

To set Google Clock alarm:

1. Open Google Clock > Alarm.

2. Tap on an alarm, then tap the text next to the ring bell.

3. Under the Sounds menus, tap add new.

add alarm song

4. Now you can choose the songs you've downloaded from Spotify and set them as alarm.

*If you think the song is too long for a ringtone, you can also cut Spotify songs to make them shorter and then reset the alarm with the shorten song.

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