Update: Thanks to everyone who commented, the contest has ended and the winners have been contacted! Congrats tclaer, BigTex71, and nighthawk700!

Love music? Good thing because Slacker just announced that they'll be releasing Slacker Radio to Android Market! Slacker Radio is a great streaming radio application that'll surely find a place in many music lovers' Android phones. Slacker Radio for Android offers:

  • Free music library featuring millions of songs
  • High-quality stereo playback from any wireless connection
  • Create custom artist stations based on artists or songs
  • Over 100 professionally programmed genre stations
  • View artist biographies and photos
  • View album art and read reviews
  • "Peek Ahead" artist and album preview
  • Multi-tasking – listen to music while using other applications
  • Rate songs as favorites
  • Ban songs and artis ts you don’t like
  • Vertical and Horizontal modes
  • Desktop widget

The Slacker Radio app for Android is free in Android Market but if you want the benefits of Slacker Radio Plus which offers unlimited song skips, complete lyrics, and no audio or banner ads, Slacker was kind enough to offer three 1-year subscriptions to Android Central readers! Simply comment below and we'll randomly draw names over the weekend. Contest ends Sunday November 8th 2009. You can only be entered once so multiple comments won't count as multiple entries.

We need a way to contact you guys so please leave information of some sort (if you're logged in, you're fine). Also, winners will need to sign up for a free Slacker account in order to get their account upgraded! Good luck!


Reader comments

Slacker Radio Comes to Android, Win 1-Year Subscription !


Do you mean it shows lyrics during the song?? I don't have an Android phone yet (2 more months before my contract ends) but if the above is true, I'll definitely get this app. I'm one of those people who mishears (and thus mis-sings) most songs. This would be a great feature.

About to pick up my new droid, but I've been using slacker on my blackberry since the day it was released. One of my two essential apps on the berry. I would like to know if it caches on android like it does the blackberry os, because it doesn't on the iphone.

My droid is hopefully going to be shipped today! Ordered last night! This would be a great addition!

I am getting my first android phone. I was a blackberry user and also an I phone user at the same time. Have used slacker on both. Would love to have it on this one now because I am giving up the other two.

I liked slacker on my blackberry, but my old blackberry curve really couldn't handle it. Runs nicely on my Cliq on T-Mobile. Pandora is more for Styles based off a specific band/song, Slacker is better for the Genre channels. (Pandora does offer Genre Channels and Slacker does offer channels based off artists, but they both have their strong traits and should stick to them.)

I love Slacker I listen to daily on my 160 mile commute to and from work, a year free would be soo cool!! Thanks

Slacker Radio rocks! Looking forward to listening on my new DROID when it arrives!! A free upgrade would be awesome. Thanks Android Central!!!

Been a Pandora user for a long time - interested to see how this holds up. Subscription would be even better.

I've tried this and Pandora and could never figure out which one I like better. Getting a subscription would definitely help! :P

Headed to Best Buy to pick up my Droid. Will be back later to comment and hopefully receive my Slacker Radio subscription.

Def count me in on this contest. I will fight you if I do not win. FIGHT. Take previous statement into careful consideration during "randomly" pick the winner.

omg finally a better alternative to Pandora. I thought Slacker would never come to android!!!!

omg finally a better alternative to Pandora. I thought Slacker would never come to android!!!!

I'm getting a Droid today, and would LOVE Slacker. I was going to use Pandora, but I've heard nothing but negative things on their audio quality on phones.

Heading to pick up my Droid today! I loved Slacker Radio on my Blackberry Storm and used it all of the time, problem was I couldn't say I liked my Storm. Hello Droid!!!

To Whom it may concern,
It has come to my attention that you are offering to give away a product which has been known to cost money. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your largess. It is all too infrequent these days to find a kind soul that is willing to give freely what others would charge handsomely for. I suppose ..... aww gosh darn it JUST GIVE ME ONE!!!!

My co-worker has this on her Bberry and loves it. On her phone it doesn't use as much battery power as Pandora. I'm so glad to hear it's available on Android!

Anybody know what bitrate/codec they use? I'm pretty sure all the other big Android streaming apps (Last.fm, Pandora, Imeem) use 128k MP3. You can argue all day long about who can tell the difference between higher bitrates but 96 - 128kbps is the sweet spot where the alternative codecs make a pretty big difference. Apparently the desktop app uses AAC but I can't find any info about the mobile version. It sounds to me like they do. Susan Anway's vocals on 100,000 Fireflies by The Magnetic Fields is coming through crisp and clear. The snare drum/hand claps sound a little compressed but still not bad.

Was waiting for this to come to Android! Thanks Android Central for the heads up! And if I can get a 1-year subscription for free too!!!

This would be great, thanks! I'm an Android newb, and I absolutely love my new Droid! So glad I waited for Verizon to come out with a good phone rather than switch to the iPhone.

I am a Blackberry user for 4 years and nothing compares to my mew Moto Droid. Simply the most amazing phone I have ever used. I use to say I loved Blackberry cause "it worked when u wanted it to work.". It just did it slowly compared to my Droid. No issues at all with this device and vzw speed is outstandong.

I love it! I was considering not getting a Droid because I knew there wasn't a Slacker app for it. I ended up getting it anyway and imagine my surprise to find this in the Market! I hope y'all add station caching soon, though I probably won't need it now that I'm done with AT&T's wonderful network. Thanks!

That is something I was afraid I would miss from the BlackBerry. Alas, it is available for My Precious (Droid). I would love to win a subscription, very cool of Slacker.

So I switched from t-mobile to Sprint I had to get a BB till my Hero was put out. I found a sweet app in their BB app store (Slacker of course). Now that I got my Hero all I have is Pandora (don't like it) for music options. I can't wait to rock Slacker I don't care if i have to pay its so worth it.!

Checking out Slacker Radio on my new DROID now. It'd be pretty cool to try the upgrade, too. (If you know what I mean...)

I've been using Slacker since my BB Curve, then my Tour, and now I would love to have the free year subscription for my Hero....pick me please!! Thanks

getting a Droid on Nov 24th when my annual update is available...coming from a Storm 1 and really liked Slacker on it....can't want to have it on my new Droid

My new phone comes in on tuesday... this would be a really cool feature to add to my new DRoid... especially if they give it to me for free.....

Just got mine today. Would be thankful for a free year subscription. Might even get rid of my sirius sattelite radio.