Slacker Radio 2.0 Allows Station Caching for Listening Without a Connection

Slacker, Inc. has finally pulled the curtain back and announced their v2.0 of their software for Android handsets.  The big update in this new version is that Slacker Radio Plus subscribers have the ability to cache their favorite stations onto their Android phones whether or there’s a data connection or not. 

Cached stations are stored on the handset and can be played back anywhere and everywhere with minimal battery drain and zero fear of losing signal.  Further, you’ll also be able to enjoy ad-free listening, song lyrics, unlimited song skipping, unlimited song requests and more.It’s a simple as selecting “Cache Station” within the application. Users can opt to manually cache the station(s) or set it up to auto-refresh.

“Android users can now enjoy their music anywhere they go with our personalized and feature-packed Slacker Radio for Android 2.0,” said Jonathan Sasse, senior vice president of marketing at Slacker. “The benefits of the new station caching feature enable listeners to travel far beyond Wi-Fi or mobile connections to enjoy a continuous and unrivaled music experience.”

Features within 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
  • 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

Feature of Slacker Radio 2.0 with Slacker Radio Plus:

  • Wireless station caching – listen to Slacker Radio without a Wi-Fi or mobile network connection
  • Greatly improved battery life on cached station playback
  • Auto Station Refresh – effortlessly updates cached stations overnight
  • Unlimited song skipping
  • Ad-free listening
  • Complete song lyrics
  • Unlimited song requests for creating stations

Slacker Radio 2.0 should be hitting the Android Market any moment for free.  If you want to take advantage of the station caching, you’ll need a Slacker Radio Plus account which runs $3.99 per month.

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8 Comments

  1. Artem Russakovskii
    February 23, 05:10 Reply

    Doesn't every single Podcast app out there already do this? Listen, BeyondPod, etc? Why pay for something that is free?

    • Andrew M
      February 23, 11:13 Reply

      Podcasts give you dynamic music playlists on the fly after you download them? Where do I sign up for that!?

  2. cuppy
    July 13, 10:35 Reply

    i thing this is better than podcast.. worth it to pay..

  3. Elena Kiley
    October 13, 03:04 Reply

    This slacker radio is so amazing. You will have an easy access in various stations even if you have no signal or connection. This is a very portable gadget.

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