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
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
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