"Slick and well-executed [...] everything I’d want to see from a podcast alarm clock." - Lifehacker
Next Up is a full-featured podcast alarm clock designed to make mornings better. Wake up each morning to the podcast of your choice, whether a guided meditation, a comedy show, the daily news, or the gentle voice of LeVar Burton reading you a new short story – use any of the more than 750,000 shows available on the Apple Podcasts platform.
Next Up syncs with the podcasts you subscribe to and download in the native Podcasts app*, so there's no need to manage them in more than one place. Set the time you want to get up and enjoy a more engaging start to the day. Even repeat alarms on specific days of the week for podcasts that are released on a regular schedule.
Skip episodes you’ve already heard, change the snooze duration, set the volume, skip the intro ads and more – Next Up lets you customize every alarm.
Wake up to the newest episodes for timely content like news, sports, or current events. Or choose to start from the beginning with newly discovered stand-alone or serial podcasts.
When the alarm starts playing, you can snooze it for a few, stop the playback altogether, or seamlessly continue listening from the Music app** with options available in the lock screen and control center to pause, play, or skip back or forward.
For a more complete sleep experience, Next Up now includes a built-in white noise generator with a variety of sound choices.
Check out the Featured tab for ideas on good podcasts to start your morning with. Even recommend a favorite of your own.
* At least one episode of a podcast must be downloaded to the device in the Podcasts app in order for that podcast to show up in Next Up.
** Apple Music app is required to be installed for podcasts to play. An Apple Music subscription is not required.
What's new in v2.3.2
Notification displayed if Apple Music app not installed. Temporarily restored requirement for Apple Music app to be installed due to intermittent bug with alternative methods. Backup sound plays and alert is displayed if not installed.