Tap That App: Slacker Radio
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Tap That App: Slacker Radio

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Get a closer look at Slacker Radio, a great free music streaming service that's like Pandora--but different.

Welcome to Tap that App, IÕm Jasmine France and this is the show where we cover the hottest apps in the mobile space. This week weÕre showing off one of my all-time favorite music apps, which is available for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry devices, so no one is left out in the cold. The app is called Slacker Radio and it provides limitless music streaming for a very palatable price: free. Those familiar with Pandora will see a lot of similarity between the two services. Namely, Slacker lets you create artist- and song-based streaming radio stations as well as select from a variety of genre- and theme-based mixes. Upon launching the app, youÕre greeted with a user-friendly interface with heavy emphasis on album art. The main playback screen features prominent soft keys for skipping tracks as well as heart and ban icons that let you fine tune stations based on your favorite songs. Starting a stream is a simple matter of selecting from the stations youÕve already created and saved or searching for an artist or album in order to create a new station. In the settings, youÕll also notice a station caching option. This excellent feature, which letÕs you save music for offline playback, is available to those who subscribe to Slacker Radio Plus for $4.99 a month. Paid users also get the benefit of ad-free playback and no skip limits. But even if you elect to stick with the free version, Slacker is definitely an app worth tapping. ItÕs a great way to discover new music and create fun mixes with minimal effort. ThatÕs it for this weeks show, if you have any suggestions, send them to Tap That App at cnet.com. IÕm Jasmine France and weÕll see you next week

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