November 5, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka
Internet radio streaming service Slacker Radio has launched its official Android client. Less than a month after promising to release an Android client at CTIA, Slacker now lets U.S. residents bring “your radio everywhere.”
Available only to U.S. residents, Slacker is a streaming service that sets up personalized music stations based on a user’s favorite songs, artists, and preferences. There are millions of songs and thousands of artists available in the Slacker library, including major label artists and artists signed to smaller, independent labels. Listeners can tune-in to one of the more than 100 stations dedicated to certain genres or create their own station. Much like its popular competitors Pandora and imeem, Slacker streams music to Android devices and includes a Now Playing homescreen widget.
The basic Slacker service is free to use, but a $3.99 per month “Radio Plus” service adds the features of Unlimited Song Skipping, unlimited song requests, no ads of any kind, and complete song lyrics. Find Slacker in the American version of the Android Market.