I want to wake up to the sound of a particular YouTube video. Is there a way I can set an alarm-clock/youtube-video-timer on my computer, so that the video will start playing at a predefined time?

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www.timer-tab.com lets you do precisely that.

Look at the bottom, at settings, and paste a YouTube link in the "YouTube alarm" field.

You can use the t argument to make Timer Tab play the video at a predefined time. For example, if you enter the following address http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZX3lG306N4&t=10, Timer Tab will play the video at the 10th second.

Also, you can make Timer Tab repeat the YouTube video by appending &repeat to the YouTube link, e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZX3lG306N4&t=10&repeat. Which can be handy to make sure you wake up.

Disclosure: I wrote this web app.


If you're using Windows you can use the Task Scheduler to launch your favorite browser to the URL of the YouTube video. You would set the action to something like:

C:\Path\to\browser.exe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxxxxxxx

Not a web oriented solution but it works.


I use Alarm Clock Server, which is based on YouTube videos. Love to wake up with my favorite song.

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    Mar 9, 2015 at 16:01

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