Android Review – Slacker Personal Radio

Overview: Slacker Radio is one of the most popular music programs on Google Play and the Apple App Store. This app lets you listen to music on any Android or Apple device, and on your computer anywhere, as long as you have Wi-Fi or data connectivity. I've been using only since I found it, Slacker's biggest challenge is Pandora … Pandora can not even come close up. Slacker has over 200 pre-made radio stations, including live ESPN stations for sports fans out there (you will need one of the pay-per-view programs to listen to ESPN programs though). Almost all songs, batches and albums can be found on Slacker Radio and listen whenever you want.

Connectors and Options: Connectors and monitors are very user-friendly when you play any song you have easily accessible back, play, pause, as well as buttonbuttons. The ban button allows you to prohibit an artist from playing or just the current song. Very good when you want an artist but not a special song. The current album cover is also shown in the main screen, tapping the cover will be the band, reviewing the current album and showing you the lyrics in the song. Most of this information is accurate, but in some cases no information is available.

When you listen to a station on the top right of your screen, there are icons that allow you to customize the station, turn DJ on or off, & # 39; dates, popularity and many other choices. This gives you the ability to do each of your own stations.

At the top of the main screen is the Home icon, where you can see the list of available stations and playlists. Here you can also search for a particular song, album or artist. All pre-made radio stations are organized by a type that makes the station you want to easily find. All your special stations and playlists (if you have an updated version) can also be found here. There is also a cache & # 39; option to save your playlists, stations and albums to your mobile device. You can choose what you want to sync with your device and follow with you to listen, even though there are no signs, I travel a bit, and my stations and playlists saved on my phone have made the long flight a lot more comfortable. Thanks to this capability, I do not need an MP3 player or buy music to download to my smartphone or tablet.

Pros and cons of slack: Advantages:

  • Customizable listen list.
  • Great sound quality.
  • Detailed artist, album, song information.
  • Can take it anywhere with you.
  • Stop / Playlist


  • Some rare artists are not available. (No Henry Rollins Band!)
  • Due to copyright and other legal restrictions, you can not search for artists and put them in playlists or stations (example: You can not choose Metallica song to add playlists.).
  • App Force closes / crashes all three devices I use the application on (Droid Bionic, PC and Samsung Galaxy).

Paid Versions vs. Free Versions: Three free / free versions of the application have been disabled. The Plus and Premium versions are $ 3.99 and $ 9.99 a month respectively. The fee may be charged to your mobile phone company. Both released versions of Slacker are Ad Free and come with both ESPN and ABC News stations. With paid versions, you get the unlimited song, but the free version you get is 5 jumps for an hour. Premium Edition allows you to select songs and albums on demand as well as create your own playlist.

Final Thoughts: To date, I had to say that Slacker Radio is the best music available. It's a bit of a bug like most apps do these days, but Slacker offers much more customization that other applications resemble. While it would be nice to get Relax free, although I think the price is pretty reasonable especially if you listen to music a lot of the day. It also works well if you listen to many different types and enjoy finding new artists and songs. If the bugs that cause the slack to freeze and force the seals were solved then the radio would be perfect.

Rock on!

Source by Matt Co

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