Slacker Radio 2.0 Features Station Caching For Android App – Listen Anywhere!

It has been a busy few days for the folks at Slacker, Inc. Today they announced the next version of their Slacker Radio 2.0 application for Android phones. This isn’t your typical bug fix and minor update.  For the first time ever, Android users in the US will be able to cache their Slacker stations right to their phones and listen anywhere, regardless of a connection to WiFi or data.   

With the new Slacker Radio 2.0 and a Radio Plus account, music fans can cache stations with the touch of a button.  The station gets stored for access later in places like subways, planes, and hospitals.  Another benefit of having a Radio Plus subscription is that your music is played sans advertising and you get unlimited song requests and skipping capability.  If you’re a casual listener with a free Slacker Basic Radio service, you’ll still be able to cache stations for up to 14 days as well!

The millions who listen to the free Slacker Basic Radio service will continue to enjoy the same unparalleled music experience that now includes a free trial of the complete station caching solution. With access to a song library that is nearly four times the size of the leading competitor, Android owners can use Slacker Basic Radio or Slacker Radio Plus to create their own Personal Radio stations or listen to and personalize over 120 expert-programmed genre stations.

Features found in Slacker Radio 2.0 for Android:

  • Music library featuring millions of songs
  • High-quality stereo playback
  • Over 120 professionally programmed genre stations
  • Create custom stations based on artists or songs
  • Fine tune stations on-the-fly to play more of the music you like
  • View artist biographies and photos
  • View album art and reviews
  • “Peek Ahead” artist and album preview
  • Pause and skip songs
  • Rate songs as favorites
  • Ban the songs and artists you don’t like

Added benefits of Slacker Radio 2.0 with Slacker Radio Plus:

  • Cache stations – enjoy Slacker Radio even without a Wi-Fi or cellular network
  • Greatly improved battery life on cached station playback
  • Auto Station Refresh – Allows automatic overnight station syncing
  • Unlimited song skipping
  • Ad-free listening
  • Complete song lyrics
  • Unlimited song requests for creating stations

Look for the updated Slacker Radio app later this month!

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  1. LPN1
    January 08, 03:37 Reply

    it's not in the market– still version…. any idea when 2.0 available?

  2. mike
    January 08, 04:39 Reply

    yea i just noticed the same thing……cant wait to get my hands on 2.0

  3. Brian
    January 08, 04:40 Reply

    Where exactly did they announce this? I can only find references to Android caching in this article and in one other article that says it's still a few weeks away. No mention of it on their website or forums at all.

  4. Robin
    January 08, 09:30 Reply

    Still a shame that we can't use this in Europe e.g. the Netherlands.
    We have no access to Slacker, Pandora and Spotify. The only option is Grooveshark.

  5. cherry
    January 08, 10:30 Reply

    leadapps has developed set of Android apps, that streams world wide channels of all prootocols.
    here are apps:
    1) AOR.leadapps ( plays all shoutcast/icecast channels). mp3/m3u/pls/aac/aacp.
    This is first app in the android market, that can play aac/aacp online radio streams in android device.
    Other app developers followed it.
    2) Cherry Rplayer: It plays all CBS Radio stations.
    3) DroidESPN – plays FLV streams based radio, but pulled off from market.
    4) Droid Cumulus: Plays all .asx, mms protocol based online radio streams.
    Enjoy these radio apps.

  6. mahmudul
    January 07, 05:59 Reply


    radioBee is an internet radio Player for your mobile phone.

    You can search and listen more than 50000 live Internet radio stations around the world straight from your cell pnone, if it is compatible. Currently we support Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Android, Java ME phones

    Try our FREE demo version first : open your phone browser (not the PC browser :-) ) and go to

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