Now, BlackBerry is available with another great feature Slacker Radio which allows people to listen all of their favorite personalized Slacker stations for free. From Blackberry, users can listen to over 100 stations programmed by music experts or create their own custom stations. Users will have detailed artist biographies, full album reviews and many more. The best feature of Slacker Radio is that the music can be stored on phone and so users can listen to music even when they don’t have a connection.
Features of Slacker Radio for Blackberry:
- High-quality stereo sound over any connection
- Music plays even while using other applications
- View album art and photos
- Rate songs as favorites
- Over 100 expert-programmed genre stations
- Unlimited free music on your BlackBerry
- Ban the songs and artists you don’t like
- Tabbed info view for lyrics, reviews and biographies
- Create custom stations based on artists or songs
- Station caching feature enables you to store music on your smartphone
Latest version of Slacker Radio updates:
- Faster wireless caching upto 2x faster
- Update for dedicated RIM OS 5.0 builds
- Smoother connection handling using RIM Connection Factory
- Bluetooth AVRCP support (ffwd, play/pause, volume) making it possible to control the app via Bluetooth accessories (great update for cars and headset users)
To listen to Slacker Radio, the following specifications are recommended:
- SD Card with 500 MB of free memory required if caching stations
- BlackBerry OS 4.5 (OS 4.3 minimum requirement)
- Streaming stations play only in the United States
- Data Plan or Wi-Fi (An unlimited Data Plan is recommended for streaming)
Additionally, Slacker Radio features Station caching. A limited time trial of the station caching feature is included in this version so users can store stations on their SD memory card for off-line playback. This feature eradicates dropout and can enlarge battery life while listening up to 5 times. With Slacker Radio apps on Blackberry, users can make their own stations and listen to 100 stations categorized by genre and over 10,000 artist stations. This program is also integrated with album reviews, artist bios and cover art.
Slacker radio lets users to store their favorite stations on a memory card which is the major benefit of Slacker radio. As per the claim of Slacker, this feature raises battery performance up to five times (when played back) in comparison to a constant-stream of music.
Sharing your musical tastes:
You can also share your custom stations with your friends, if they also use Slacker. For sharing station, click the menu button and select Share Station. That will let you to send the station via email or SMS. Then your friend loads up that station for himself and experience your faultless style.
Slacker can also integrate with your social networking feeds including Twitter, MySpace, and Facebook. For this application, go to main menu and click the Menu button. Then go to settings where you can scroll down and edit your Slacker Community settings. So, you can face with your web browser and send you to a login page where you have to enter your username and password.
With your twitter profile, you can automatically tweet every time you play a station, favorite a song, ban a song, or ban an artist. MySpace account lets you to add a Slacker player to your page and Facebook seems to have the lowest level of interaction.
The Slacker Radio app is available free for download for Blackberry but with the Web version of Slacker, there are some small caveats. You can skip only six songs per hour. Due to its faster processor, the service should work even better on the BlackBerry Bold. A list of all of the preset Slacker stations is seen on the main screen and it will also show any custom stations that you made. Once you select a station, you are welcomed with a cover-flow-like interface, displaying the cover art from the album that's playing.
The wildly popular Pandora for the iPhone also supports streaming Internet radio stations and you can compare it with Slacker for BlackBerry. Both perform the same basic functions, but the Slacker option means a lot more for the BlackBerry platform. The free version is easily worth the download and this software adds some much-needed flash to the once-staid BlackBerry platform.
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