SAN DIEGO, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Slacker, Inc. today announced the availability of Slacker Radio 2.0 for Android phones. For the first time ever, Android users can cache their favorite Slacker stations right to their phones to listen anywhere – whether they are connected to a wireless network or not. The application is available immediately by visiting www.Slacker.com from an Android phone or by searching for Slacker in the Android Market.
With Slacker Radio 2.0 and a Radio Plus subscription, music enthusiasts using their Android-powered smartphone can select stations to cache by simply selecting "Cache Station" from within the app. Listeners can choose to manually cache their favorite stations or use "Auto Refresh," enabling their Android-powered smartphone to automatically wake during overnight charging and wirelessly refresh station content, providing new music daily with no additional effort.
Cached stations are stored on the smartphone and can be accessed on subways, planes and everywhere in between with no network drop-outs and minimal battery usage. Along with the ability to store stations, Slacker Radio Plus features ad-free listening, song lyrics, unlimited song skipping, unlimited song requests and more.
Android owners can now listen to Slacker personalized radio without a Wi-Fi or mobile network connection to take their favorite stations wherever they go without having to manage playlists or transfer music from their home computers. Listeners of the free Slacker Basic Radio service will be able to cache stations for up to 14 days, providing everyone the opportunity to try this new feature on their Android phone, risk-free.
"Android users can now enjoy their music anywhere they go with our personalized and feature-packed Slacker Radio for Android 2.0," said Jonathan Sasse, senior vice president of marketing at Slacker. "The benefits of the new station caching feature enable listeners to travel far beyond Wi-Fi or mobile connections to enjoy a continuous and unrivaled music experience."
The millions who listen to the free Slacker Basic Radio service will continue to enjoy the same unparalleled music experience that now includes a free trial of the complete station caching solution. With access to a song library that is nearly four times the size of the leading competitor, Android owners can use Slacker Basic Radio or Slacker Radio Plus to create their own Personal Radio stations or listen to and personalize over 120 expert-programmed genre stations.
Slacker Basic Radio and Slacker Radio Plus also enable access to artist biographies and album reviews, station fine-tuning, "peek ahead" song previews and custom artist stations. In addition to marking songs as favorites, listeners can also ban songs and artists to create perfect custom radio stations.
Slacker Radio 2.0 for Android:
- Music library featuring millions of songs
- High-quality stereo playback
- Over 120 professionally programmed genre stations
- Create custom stations based on artists or songs
- View artist biographies and photos
- View album art and reviews
- "Peek Ahead" artist and album preview
- Pause and skip songs
- Rate songs as favorites
- Ban the songs and artists you don't like
Slacker Radio 2.0 with Slacker Radio Plus:
- Wireless station caching - listen to Slacker Radio without a Wi-Fi or mobile network connection
- Greatly improved battery life on cached station playback
- Auto Station Refresh - effortlessly updates cached stations overnight
- Unlimited song skipping
- Ad-free listening
- Complete song lyrics*
- Unlimited song requests for creating stations
Pricing and Availability
Slacker Radio 2.0 for Android is available immediately by visiting www.slacker.com from an Android smartphone or by searching for Slacker in the Android Market. Owners of the DROID by Motorola can find Slacker quickly in the Verizon channel of the Android Market. Slacker Radio Plus is available for as low as $3.99 per month and can be purchased by visiting www.Slacker.com/RadioPlus or selecting the "upgrade" button from within the application.
About Slacker, Inc.
Slacker is the world's first Personal Radio company offering "Your Radio Everywhere." Slacker allows music lovers to play highly personalized music online at the Slacker web site or on the go with Slacker Personal Radio players and mobile phones. Slacker mobile applications are currently available for Android, BlackBerry smartphones, Palm webOS, and the iPhone. For more information visit http://www.Slacker.com/everywhere.
* Not all lyrics are available for all songs
Slacker and Slacker.com are registered trademarks of Slacker, Inc. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.
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