Start each day with a Podcast on Podcast Alarm.

When the alarm blares you just want to make it stop, hit snooze as fast as possible. What if you actually enjoyed the sound of your alarm clock? What if you actually learnt something from it and started the day with an extra bit of motivation?!

We recommend starting each day with a podcast. With Podcast Alarm you can select whatever kind of podcast you’re into as your morning alarm. We've got everything from business to fitness, and crime thrillers to cooking. Choose from 1000's of podcasts, including of course all the most popular podcasts, The Daily, TED Talks, and Serial for example. 

Instead of hitting snooze on your alarm, dozing off again and feeling worse, you can actually listen to something interesting. You can set up multiple alarms for anytime of the day - the drive home, the gym, winding down at night. Plus you can play immediately without setting an alarm like a regular podcast player.


• Play your favourite podcast as an alarm, any time, any day
• Choose from 1000's of podcasts
• Find your favourite and add it to your personal queue
• Discover more, our themed lists will help you find podcasts you're into
• Auto download the latest episode and have it set up to play every day
• Nightstand mode, see what's up next

What’s New

Version 1.23

Bug Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

rsides17 ,

Good, not great

Expected more for the price.

Also, the podcasts can be played at different speeds... but there’s no way to have that speed every day. Each morning I have to go into the app to make that morning go at a different speed than 1. Seems like an easy fix that would be nice.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review, I am actually working on a more feature rich settings view and I will include your suggestion. Please consider updating your star rating when I get that fixed it will make a huge difference to me, thanks again!

EDIT: This feature has been added based on your review, you can find it in the settings view which is in version 1.16 or above. Thanks again for the support.

IHateMakingNickName ,


Been searching for so long and finally something like this happened! It works the basics. However, would be great to be able to subscribe to multiple podcasts so it can keep playing in turns until user stops them (alternative daily news sources in the morning for example). Also would be great if user can set up multiple alarms for people who snooze! And there doesn't seem to have a easy way to temporarily disable an reoccurring alarm for a sleep in morning - need to delete and re-add. If this is a paid app we expect more flexible features!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review!

Some really good suggestions here, I have a view in the works that will be the first one you see when opening the app after alarm goes off, it’s going to have snooze functionality.

The subscriptions idea is on its way too.

I would love to hear more of your ideas, you can reach me on Twitter or email -

MelloMaia ,

A good start but needs some work

Im so glad that there are starting to be alarms that hook up to podcasts because I’ve been looking for such an app for years. This app is a good start but needs some work. I see from previous reviews that the developers are quite responsive, so I hope these get addressed soon:

First, once the alarm goes off, the play and pause controls are not accessible from the lock screen. You have to directly go into the app to access these controls.

Second, the play and pause buttons are TINY. If you have any fine motor control issues or vision impairment, this app would be difficult for you to use.

Finally, unlike other apps with sound, this one won’t pause other audio while in use. Instead, it will play simultaneously.

Developer Response ,

Sorry for the late reply this one slipped through the net.

1) There should be lock screen audio controls now when the app is playing a podcast. If there isn't then it's a bug I need to look into.
2) If you press on the bar that appears when playing you now get full screen controls with large buttons. Hope this helps.
3) It should.. I will look into this

Thanks a lot for the feedback and star review I really appreciate you taking the time to support me.

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