New Slacker Premium merges radio with on-demand

Slacker Radio, the popular streaming radio site and mobile application, has just launched a third tier of service, bringing yet another layer of listening options to its music-hungry users.

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Slacker Radio, the popular streaming radio site and mobile application (iPhone | Android | BlackBerry), has just launched a third tier of service, bringing yet another layer of listening options to its music-hungry users. Dubbed Slacker Premium Radio, the new tier is the first to merge the ease and unpredictability of programmed radio stations with the power of an on-demand music service. Slacker's menu, dramatically bolstered by this new Premium offering, now appears to have something for pretty much everyone.

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As a Basic, first-tier user you can listen to Slacker's standard curated and socially programmed radio stations. Meanwhile, as a Radio Plus subscriber you can enjoy ad-free radio with unlimited skips and the ability to cache stations on a mobile device. Now, with the new Premium Radio subscription for $9.99 a month, you can get truly granular with your listening experience by picking out any song or album in the entire Slacker Radio catalog and adding it to your queue. In addition, you can access station playlists, top-50 charts for every station, single-artist radio stations, and much more. Artist pages are also a nice touch, with in-depth biographies, discographies, and other info, only available to Premium subscribers.

If you're willing to shell out the cash, Slacker Premium Radio really is an ultimate streaming radio experience.

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And of course, with its powerful new Premium Radio service, Slacker has also posted an upgrade to its mobile app, which is ready for download on iOS, Android, and BlackBerry devices today. This new upgrade enables all of the new features for Premium subscribers, as well as a few new features for all listeners, including the ability to create a radio experience based on several stations or several artists at a time.

Slacker Premium Radio is available for $9.99 a month either through Slacker.com or through direct carrier billing (for participating mobile carriers). But for a limited time, you can get a free subscription by visiting www.facebook.com/SlackerRadio. If streaming radio is a part of your daily life, we highly recommend at least trying it out.

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