Slacker rolls out Premium Radio service with complete music selection controls
Slacker is my favorite music streaming service and today they announced a new tier to give the consumer even more control of the music they listen to. With offline support, the service is the way to go for those without huge music collections.
I am a big fan of the Zune music experience on my Windows Phone devices, but for my other smartphones I use Slacker Radio. Today, Slacker, Inc. announced a third tier of their service to give music fans full on-demand access to individual songs, albums, charts, and more. Slacker Radio Premium is available today on the Internet and on applications for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry smartphones. The webOS, Windows Phone 7, and Symbian clients do not yet have this option.
For those unfamiliar with Slacker Radio, it is now loaded on many Android devices out-of-the box and is available in three tiers:
Slacker Basic Radio: Free with ads, limited skips, less user control
Slacker Radio Plus: $3.99/month, no ads, unlimited skips, offline song support
Slacker Premium Radio: $9.99/month, specific song, album, artist selection, custom playlists, everything in Radio Plus
Detailed features of the new Premium Radio experience include the following:
Search, play and replay specific songs or entire albums
Create specific playlists on mobile and on the web
Off-line playback of stations, playlists and albums on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, Android and BlackBerry smartphones
Replay specific songs on programmed and custom stations
Browse and play "Favorite" songs, now collected in one location
Unlimited song skipping
Complete song lyrics
Browse Top Charts on all Slacker genre stations
Peek Ahead artist, album and song preview
Ability to skip forward and backward
You can have the $9.99/month fee billed directly to your Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, or AT&T account on Android and BlackBerry smartphones or purchase the subscription directly from the Slacker website.