Slacker Personal Radio [Free - iTunes link] is now available in the Canadian App Store. While our friend's at CrackBerry.com got to enjoy the news a little sooner, thanks to Apple's currently speedier App approval process and iLounge's spot, TiPb didn't have to wait as long as we feared either.
As far as we know, this is the first streaming internet radio service available to Canadian iPhone users (blame our nightmarish licensing) and it includes some nice local content:
- Canadian Rock
- Canadian Country
- Canadian Today's Hits
Slacker also tells TiPb that the 2.0 version is coming soon, and will provide station caching for iPhone and iPod touch. Can't. Wait.
Note: While the app is free for the first 30 days, a $5/month Slacker Plus subscription turns off the ads, turns on unlimited skips, and otherwise makes the service much more enjoyable and functional thereafter. More Plus features, after the break...
One small step for the internet, one giant leap for Canadian music.
Slacker Radio Plus:
- Cache stations to Blac kBerry and Android smartphones; soon on iPhone/iPod touch
- Enjoy Slacker music even without a wireless network on select mobile applications
- Unlimited song skipping
- Ad-free listening
- Complete song lyrics*
- Create custom stations based on artists or songs
- Unlimited song requests for creating perfect custom stations
- High-quality stereo playback
- Over 60 professionally programmed genre stations
- Fine tune stations on-the-fly to play more of the music you like
- View artist biographies and photos
- View album art and reviews
- "Peek Ahead" artist and album preview
- Pause and skip songs
- Rate songs as favorites
- Ban the songs and artists you don’t like
- Downloadable "mini" player for your PC