Slacker Radio continues to prove that their service can compete with Tidal and Spotify. Even tho Slacker Radio lacks features such as track crossfading and gapless playback; it is still able to stand toe-to-toe with competing products.
Slacker Radio can be used for free. The free version letSlacker-Radio-for-Androids you stream plenty of stations, but you will have to deal with audio and banner ads. Another problem with the free version is that you are limited to only six song skips per hour – so be sure to use it sparingly.
If the free version is not to your liking, you will be glad to know that there are a few subscription plans you can choose from.
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For $3.99 per month, you will be able to enjoy commercial-free music, offline listening, and unlimited song skipping.
For $9.99 per month, you will be able to experience the on-demand listening and custom playlists.
Slacker Radio manages to stream hiccup-free audio, and the sound quality is excellent (unless you are an audiophile whose ears are used only to uncompressed FLAC). We tested the sound using high-quality headphones, and we could easily distinguish high and low frequency sounds.
The interface is easy to get used to, and maneuvering it should not be a problem to anyone. You will be glad to know that the Stations section holds more than 20 genre categories and over 100 individual stations. The number of stations alone should be reason enough to check Slacker Radio out.
If you are looking for live streaming, you might want to check out another app since there is only one live programming station – ESPN. The rest of the streams are prerecorded content. Slacker Radio DJs do an awesome job of keeping you entertained and informed. The DJs make this app feel like a radio station from the 80s and 90s – which is a massive plus!
Give Slacker Radio a go, it is free, after all. If you enjoy it, you won’t be sorry to pay the subscription fee – it is worth it. If you are an audiophile, you already know that there are better options out there for you, but if you don’t have expensive audio equipment capable of reproducing near-perfect sound, you won’t be able to tell the difference.