Slacker Radio Now Available for Android
Slacker Radio is the Best Way to Discover New Artists and Hear Your Favorite Music – for Free
SAN DIEGO, CA – November 6, 2009 – Slacker, Inc. today announced that the Slacker Radio app is available for Android phones. Music lovers* can now listen to their favorite Slacker stations on their Android-powered smartphone. The free application is available immediately by visiting www.Slacker.com from a supported** Android phone or by visiting the Android Market. Verizon customers using the new DROID by Motorola can locate the free Slacker Radio application quickly by visiting the Verizon channel of the Android Market on that phone.
Owners of Android smartphones can now enjoy the Slacker music discovery experience, including creating a nearly unlimited number of custom stations, over 100 expert- programmed Slacker genre, seasonal and spotlight stations and over 10,000 artist stations.
Slacker also gives listeners the ultimate music resource by providing artist biographies, album reviews, station fine tuning, “peek ahead” song previews and song lyrics. In addition to marking songs as favorites, listeners can also ban songs and artists to create perfect custom radio stations on their phones.
Additional application features for Android smartphones include an intuitive interface, support for vertical and horizontal orientation and the ability to run in the background while controlling the app from a widget on the smartphone desktop. Listeners can also share their favorite Slacker Radio stations via SMS, MMS or email.
“Slacker continues to eliminate the obstacles between listeners and their favorite music,” said Jonathan Sasse, senior vice president of marketing at Slacker. “Our free app for Android provides a great way for music fans to take their favorite Slacker Radio stations with them wherever they go.”
Slacker Radio for Android offers:
- Free music library featuring millions of songs
- High-quality stereo playback from any wireless connection
- Create custom artist stations based on artists or songs
- Over 100 professionally programmed genre stations
- View artist biographies and photos
- View album art and read reviews
- “Peek Ahead” artist and album preview
- Multi-tasking – listen to music while using other applications
- Share station links via Email, MMS or SMS messaging • Rate songs as favorites
- Ban songs and artists
- Vertical and Horizontal modes
- Desktop widget
Pricing and Availability
The free Slacker Radio application for Android is available immediately in the Android Market or by visiting www.Slacker.com on any supported Android smartphone. Owners of the DROID by Motorola can find Slacker quickly in the Verizon channel of the Android Market. The Slacker Radio app works with the free Slacker Basic Radio service, Slacker Radio Plus and Slacker Premium Radio subscription offerings.
** The Slacker application has been optimized for the new DROID by Motorola, HTC G1 and HTC MyTouch Android handsets. The application is also supported on the DROID ERIS by HTC and HTC Hero smartphones.
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 BlackBerry smartphones and the iPhone. For more information visit www.Slacker.com/everywhere.