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December 14, 2014 6:33 PM   Subscribe

It would make me so happy to wake up to podcasts in the morning. Do you do this? How? It seems easy enough, but I can't figure out how to configure my iPhone (iOS 7) alarm to play podcasts. The current options it gives me are ringtones or an iTunes song. Is this simply the matter of finding the right app? Thanks!!
posted by jessca84 to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
If you sync to a computer you can use iTunes to change the podcast type to music by selecting the podcast episode and then choosing

File -> Get Info

and in the window that pops up choose the "Options" tab,

and in that tab click on the media type (which currently is "Podcast")

and choose "Music" from the drop-down menu

and then click "OK"

then when you sync with your iPhone you can choose the episode in the alarm as a song.

As far as I know there is no way to do this on the iPhone itself.
posted by v-tach at 6:59 PM on December 14, 2014 [1 favorite]

I have a clock with an iPhone connector/charging station built in. I believe it's possible to make the clock's alarm play the iPhone, and whenever the clock automatically plays the iPhone, it plays the current podcast (or music, if that's the last thing used on the iPhone).

The clock is made by Sony, but it's really old. You might be able to find a newer Sony clock that does the same thing.

It's also really convenient for charging the phone.
posted by amtho at 7:29 PM on December 14, 2014

Best answer: It looks like Yocto Clock will play podcasts as the alarm. It doesn't say so on the site, but my copy allows me to pick podcasts. I'm running iOS 8, but the app hasn't been updated yet. Give it a try.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:55 PM on December 14, 2014 [3 favorites]

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posted by jessca84 at 10:06 PM on December 14, 2014

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