Pandora 5.3 for iOS (iPad screenshot 001)

You’ve been able to wake up to your favorite Pandora station since last December, assuming you’re enjoying the popular Internet radio service on your iPhone. On Monday, Pandora has finally rolled out the useful alarm clock feature to the iPad.

It’s pretty straightforward and works a lot like the alarm clock feature in the iPhone edition: you just pick your favorite song or station to play as your alarm, knowing you’ll be woken up to your favorite music.

And should you decide you could use a few extra minutes of sleep instead of waking up early to eat breakfast, you can do so by adjusting your snooze time…

Check out the snooze time feature below.

You can use it with the sleep timer to “hear your music morning and night”. This Pandora update also includes other performance improvements and bug fixes to “give you the best listening experience.”

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I know it’s a little odd to use a tablet as an alarm clock. But then again, people used to feel the same about iPad photography and here we are in 2014 with Apple telling us that it’s now OK to use the iPad to take pictures.

On a related note, Pandora today announced a Pebble watchface, available to download in the Pebble app store for iOS. The app allows users to control their stations from only an arm’s length away.

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It’s the first wearable device that Pandora is available on.

The smartwatch software enables easier interaction with Pandora.

“Using the Pebble, you can view and change stations, thumb songs up and down, skip, play and pause tracks – all from your wrist,” noted the team.

If your Pebble is already paired to your iOS device, you should get a notification that you can install Pandora. Alternatively, start the install process at any time from the Pebble Settings Page.

Grab Pandora 5.3 free in the App Store.

The iPhone and iPad app requires iOS 6.0 or later and a pair Pandora subscription.

Note that Pandora is increasing subscription fees due to pressure from record labels. As a result, the entry-level tier will now you set $4.99 per month starting in May, a dollar more than before.

The change only affects new subscribers: existing Pandora One monthly subscribers that remain active will not experience a price increase at this time and will continue to pay $3.99 per month.