Slacker Radio Arrives on Android – We Celebrate With a Contest!

slacker_on_verizon_droidSlacker, Inc. announced today that their Slacker Radio app is now available for Android handsets.  Music lovers can get the free application immediately by visiting from an Android phone or by downloading it from the Android Market.  Those of you grabbing a DROID this weekend will be able to find the free Slacker Radio app via the Verizon channel of the Android Market on the phone.

Slacker provides a nearly unlimited number of custom stations including over 100 expert-programmed channels, seasonal,  and spotlight stations!  On top of all that, they already offer stations to over 10,000 artists.  One of Slacker’s features is that it gives listeners artist biographies, album reviews, station fine tuning, “peek ahead” song previews and song lyrics. Similar to other personalized radio stations, Slacker listeners can favorite songs.  Unlike most though, users can also ban songs and artists.  This helps create that perfect radio station where every song elicits an “I LOVE THIS SONG!”.



The flexibility of Android allows the app to run in the background so users can go about their other business. Oh yeah, they also have a neat little widget on the desktop so you can control your station too.


In honor of today’s announcement, we’re going to be giving away a 1-year subscription of Slacker Radio Plus to 3 lucky winners! How do you enter?  Just leave a comment below with something simple.  We know you love the simple “I’m In!” stuff so that works.  We’ll run this through the weekend and randomly draw the names on Sunday, November 8th.

Winner will be required to create a free Slacker account and provide us with the email address used.

Good Luck!

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  • joseph

    I would love a free subscription! I've never used Slacker before…

  • None

    "Unfortunately, Slacker Personal Radio is currently only available in the United States." — I really hate this kind of services. Good luck for the rest and kudos for the contest

  • Jorge

    If anybody deserves a free 1-year subscription to Slacker Radio Plus, it's me! I deserve it because I am the most awesome person of all time.

  • LipGloss712

    Android Guys are awesome! 😀

    • androidguys

      So we've heard. Literally.

  • newspeak

    This looks cool …I actually use all of these because they each do a better job playing what I want depending on the genre

    I wouldn’t mind the subscription either

    • Ken H.

      Hmmmm…..bye bye Pandora!!!!

    • reybie

      I want one :)

  • Mathew

    I friggen love slacker

  • @annominous

    I have been annoying the people at Slacker for an Android app for the longest time now. I definitely deserve a free year! All the demands must have er…'motivated' them!

  • KCN


  • Steve L.

    I wouldn't mind this! Listen to Slacker daily!

  • Andrew

    I'm so totally in. I LOVE SLACKER. I've been a slacker member for quite some time now and listen to it all the time. I am planning on getting a driod soon so a free slacker plus membership would be awesome.

  • April

    Count me in! Already got a free Slacker account, listen to it on my BB all the time!

  • @blue_syko

    I love Slacker Radio and I listen to it on my computer at home and on my iPod touch. I am glad that it is now available for the Android platform because it means I will be able to listen to music on my cell phone anywhere!

  • Joe D

    Dude I got a nice car system that I hook my G1 the G stands fo the Godfather of Android Devices. Man it would be nice to here Slacker cruzin through the town & on down the coast, while I'm workin out to my BT Stereo Headphones at the gym

  • Dominick Ford

    Sweet slacker awesome imma go try it out now. Thanks love the site and happy birthday guys

  • Connor Miller

    pop it lock it polka dot it and i want that year subscription now countrify it step to the left and 180 it

  • Sam

    Cool deal, I enjoyed this a lot on my Blackberry

  • @KaitNOBOlyn

    I listen to Slacker Radio every day on my Blackberry. I can always find my favorite songs instantly when I'm in a Wifi hotspot, and the cache feature allows me to listen to around 20 of my favorite stations anytime I want. Additionally, one can always see Slacker Radio as a tab on my web browser. The free account would be really useful to me. Select me please!

  • Felix

    slackers unite! well maybe tomorrow, if i'm not too busy

  • Roony

    omg omg omg omg omg omg i would like love to win this i have always loved it since the free trial

  • gary

    Just found out from Verizon that my Droid is here. Glad slacker will be available too.

  • Raul

    looks cool…but i love Pandora. Is it better?

  • Ric

    I need my Slacker!

  • solla

    this radio is like awesome and every one knows the droid rules totally

  • Ted417

    I guess I’m gonna go with the “I’m in!” post………

    I’m in!!! 😀

  • Daedalus

    Yay! I use this all the time on my blackberry, and was hoping it would come out before I got my Droid in two weeks….The Tech Gods have smiled upon me!!!! :)

  • orac

    count me in.

  • Justa Notherguy

    (a) Is the bottommost image the macro view of Slacker's widget?
    (b) Hope I win. :)

  • convictus

    yeah about getting this great app running on a great platform! I am up for renewal on cellphones and with so many choices this could be a great christmas.

    also I'm in 😛

  • Quentyn Kennemer

    Sounds cool. Hope I can win to check this out.

  • Bob

    Count me in!

  • Kilmurry

    Slacker's widget works great btw…thanks for the article.

  • Bill

    The perfect complement to a Droid!

  • Vic

    Slacker! Just don't call me late for dinner!

  • Ryan

    You know i’m in! Love Slacker

  • Jeff

    I would like to win…

  • Robert

    I am pretty excited for this new app

  • Fred Swift


  • @abhiroopbasuu

    I am so in!

  • John K.

    Would like to be a Slacker, too….

  • Droid503

    Nice. Slacker Radio sounds pretty cool. 1 year subscription even better…

  • Bernal

    Never used them before, but I just set it up on my Moment and other than the occasional stutter that all streaming radio apps have, it's working well. Slacker's sound quality is better than

    Also… they have a setting that will allow the screen to stay on while connected to a power source. I've wondered why these ad supported streaming radio apps haven't done this before. It's nice to be able to glance over and see what's playing and to like or ban a song without having to power on the screen.

  • Rod

    This is rad. I'm downloading it right now!

  • @bellewitch

    Tomorrow's my birthday so it would be GREAT to get free slacker service for a year to go with the android phone that I'd like to purchase in the future!!!

  • Charles Duffy

    I've been an occasional Slacker user (never before with a Pro account); with an Android app available, I'll doubtless be making much more consistent use.

  • D Gifford

    HECKYES! double your Slacker double your Fun!

  • Jackson H

    Yes, I want this.

  • Mike

    Count me in.

  • RoosterCogburn

    Sounds like I'm a winner!

  • Re_

    Does this cache content locally? I can't seem to find the option. 3G reception at my gym is rather spotty.

  • @cliftondc

    I'm using it… works great! Slacker's awesome!

  • Steve McGarrett


  • Snuffy

    Long time slacker user on my BB but gonna join the darkside and come to Android…lol so a little music would make the change just that much easier.

  • Roland

    Count me in please. It will help me get over the disappointment of aList not making round 2 of ADC2.

  • hbrantley

    Works great – would love the plus version!

  • editmachine

    I would love to be a slacker

  • Unsecure

    I'll take a free subscription.

  • crunchmd

    Please Santa. I want free Slacker on my Droid tomorrow!

  • Will

    Still pondering picking up an android, but want you all to know this will be the FIRST app I grab if I get my mitts on one!


  • @sbruno74

    Yeah! I hope I win!

  • tjg11235

    I'm in!

  • @Josh_Smith

    I love that new apps are coming to Android!

  • Brandon

    Definitely in. Kickass!

  • droidin

    I just have to throw the wrench in this love fest. I love Pandora! Always did. I tried Slacker today and I just can't stand the interface. And maybe I'm lucky but I was always amazed how well Pandora nails stuff I like.

    • JeremyK

      Actually – I've been using Slacker on the web for awhile now and you can create very detailed stations, much more so than Pandora – so to each his own I guess! I just looked at the motorola droid phone today and have to say that slacker looks very cool on it, now I just need to get one :)

  • Mike

    I'm in – gimme!

  • A lopez

    Another reason i'm getting my moto droid!

  • CoconutJD

    More choices on Android=Win.

  • JonD

    Will get my Droid Saturday so I can use this!

  • brandon

    i'm in, and stuff!

  • SSK

    Would love to try out slacker, especially on Android!

  • Supreeth

    count me in for the contest :) ….

  • Chellew620

    Count me in!

  • Kris

    Android 2.0 FTW. I'm IN.

  • Rob Bradley

    count me in, too!

  • Demi Adejuyigbe

    I'm in!

  • SDsc_rch

    already downloaded it! love it!!

  • AndroidFTW

    slacker > pandora


  • Jussi

    I'm in!

  • Jose

    count me in. slacker radio is good ish!

  • Jobeth66

    I'd take a subscription!

  • Dancing Bear

    I was going to comment and then saw it is only available in the USA. It's a shame cos I am really looking for a descent music app on the move. I have tried last FM which is ok,

  • Captain Harrr

    Slacker Radio + Android? The only thing that could possibly be better is Android and Slacker Radio Plus.

  • RuskaFamily

    I can't wait to start playing w/ my Droid.

  • Jimmags

    Sweet! Replaced my iPhone with a Droid phone. So much cooler. And now I have Slacker again.

  • Paul W

    Awesome I’m in!

  • Kaitlyn

    Slacker's the absolute best free customizable internet radio! I use it all the freaking time so a free subscription would be the best!

  • @ramcosca

    Man, Slacker is AWESOME! Gonna go fetch it now!

  • Kaad_g

    Hmm, Never tried Slacker Radio, we'll have to try it as soon as I get my phone.

  • schwiz

    Slacker was the first internet radio I had ever used, I would love a free upgrade :)

  • Supitsmike

    Slacker sounds pretty hot! Give this little guy a shot at it!

  • EricLarson

    sooooo glad slacker finally arrived!:)))

  • Davest010

    Sure, I'm in for a free subscription.

    What are you getting, though, that you don't get for free on Pandora?

  • Riles

    I use the free Slacker all the time, a full account would be awesome.

  • Nick

    I'm in!!

  • Tony

    Yowza! I’m in!

  • aural6


  • peejaybee

    I'm in!

  • Bobby

    I’m down with this, as I also slack…

  • Tom

    Slacker Radio FTW

  • psoleko

    Slacker rocks!

  • Vnssa906

    This is cool… I loved using Slacker Radio on my BlackBerry (trial run) and would love to have it on my MyTouch!

  • Eric

    This is the one app i have been waiting for since moving from my ipod… Pandora doesn't hold a candle to Slacker… THANK YOU SLACKER!!!

  • ryanmf

    Looking forward to seeing how this compares to Pandora,, and the like.

    Though ultimately what I *really* want is an idiot-proof way to stream my huge, unwieldy iTunes library to my Android device (if Simplify Media can't come through with an Android app, I have to imagine someone else can).

  • chris h

    im in!

  • @jeim9

    What better way to kick off a new Droid purchase!

  • gdbjoe

    Going to check if its available in EU :-/

  • SenatorIvy

    I wouldn't mind winning a subscription; I don't have a radio in my car anymore, (or heat, haha!) so I use my phone for a radio.

    • JeremyK

      Now you just need a heater app! 😀

  • Mike

    Slacker is cool stuff. Glad to see other phones getting some of the love!

  • engine22

    Hook me up with a upgraded version so the guys at the firehouse can have some nice songs to listen too over our bluetooth radio from the phone. love slacker

  • Speed King

    this is good news, my droid is on the way

  • Kenny Scott

    I'm in.

  • John H

    I had it on my BB Storm just ordered my Droid and would love to have a free subscription

  • Amanda

    Dude, I just got my new DROID.. I neeeed to win! Thanks!

  • teufeldog

    I'm in!

  • Paul

    I’m in like Rin Tin Tin

  • Pond Scum

    Waiting for this to come to Android! Thanks AndroidGuys!!!

  • Amber

    Picked up my new Droid this morning, Looking forward to testing Slacker when the phone finishes charging!

  • Bob

    i'm in

  • Nick

    A free year of Slacker Radio would go awesome with my new Slacker Radio app for Android. =)

  • @andonnguyen

    android = double cheeseburger w/ onion rings yum!

  • kalil s.

    im i want in i really do love this app

  • daniel

    Nice!! I would love a free subscription! Slacker is waaaay better than pandora!!

  • AITconsulting


  • Greg

    Hopefully, the contest isn't over yet. Count me in.

  • the8th

    This is the FIRST app I on my Android phone–Samsung Moment!
    (Thank God I didn't get the Palm Pre)
    I want Slacker Radio Plus for a year!!!

  • Onyx

    this is awesome

  • Tim

    Sweet…I want it.

  • Jed Garfunkel

    Slacker is the future of music, but it would be even more successful if they gave me a year subscription!

  • dan

    let me win and I promise to be a way better slacker!!

  • get online traffic

    cool app you have to have music apps like this to get you through the cold work day.

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