By Slacker, Inc.
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Slacker is radio that listens to you, with free and subscription-based access to millions of songs and hundreds of human-powered music stations on mobile, web, in-car entertainment and consumer electronics. Our curators craft exceptional music stations and custom shows and then give you control to make them your own.
With Slacker Radio, you get free access to music programming from weekly countdowns to top genres and artist-hosted original programs. Slacker also features fully interactive comedy, news and sports to go along with the hundreds of unique hosted and programmed music stations that you won’t find on any other music service or radio station.
• Free access to personalized radio service
• Hundreds of interactive and hand-crafted music stations
• Exclusive hosted music shows every week
• Create and share your own custom music stations
• Available on mobile, web, home and car platforms
• Unique interactive news and sports programming
• On-demand access to millions of songs with subscription
• Offline playback on mobile available with subscription
What's New in Version 6.1.74
Various bug fixes
Radio Can't Be Beat!
I've been with Slacker for many, many years; I still have one of their original G1 players lying around someplace. Slacker's biggest strength by far is their radio stations. For the most part, they are curated really well, and being able to integrate ABC News and ESPN into the music feeds is really nice. That way, I can stay in touch while I'm listening to a stream. I've tried other internet radio services (like Pandora) and have never liked the music selections as well as what Slacker provides. Note, though, that you really need a paid account of some sort for Slacker to work well. If you listen to the radio only, you can get the $4 account, which pretty much makes it like Pandora One. The Premium service ($10) is nice, but it suffers in that Slacker is radio first, and the on-demand functionality is a bit clunky as a result; they tried fitting it into their radio interface, and it's a bit like plugging a square peg into a round hole.
As for the app, Slacker seemingly develops for iOS first, and the slickness of the app shows as a result. I had a Windows Phone for several years and can tell you that Slacker's Windows Mobile app doesn't hold a candle to the iOS one. I particularly appreciate the preselects, which allows for the app to be operated much as a car radio. The app has been stable for me (iPhone 6s Plus).
Slacker Slays. Can Only Get Better.
I've tried every major music app out there, and Slacker has always been my favorite. Why? It still feels human. Hundreds of stations curated by people, and they come up with some of the most creative ones I've come across, ones like 'Pop Pool Party,' 'Cocktail Madness,' and 'Boston Strong,' just to name a few. The layout is also easy to navigate, and when there are bugs, the developing team fixes them quite quickly. I'm a Premium subscriber, and it is well worth the $10 a month price. Quality is crisp, clear, and the ability to play songs on demand and create custom playlists is quick and easy. Future enhancements like lyric incorporation, more genre bending, and a crossfade feature would hit the app right out of the park. Keep it up Slacker!
Used to be amazing
Seems that's a trend in this world... Something is amazing and works great, but then... They monetize the heck out of it to squeeze every penny they can out the product; little do they know, they end up losing customers in the long run.
I was able to created play lists and listen to specific songs in the lower bracket of payment, however, now I have to pay the highest monthly rate to do that?? Why get greedy Slacker execs... Now I have these playlists that I can't even edit because I don't pay the ridiculous high monthly rate; in my opinion, that's just rude capitalism and we, your customers, deserve more when we've been loyal for so many years.
I'm currently transitioning to my own playlists created on iTunes... It may cost more in the long run, but at least I have the facade of respect when using that product.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Jan 20, 2016
- Version: 6.1.74
- Size: 63.1 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Slacker, Inc.
- © 2015 Slacker, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Top In-App Purchases
- Slacker Radio Plus$3.99
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