Slacker announced today the addition of song lyrics to their famous Slacker Radio Plus. So what exactly does it do? It’s pretty neat actually. It provides music lovers with the ability to read and sing along with the words to their favorite songs. I haven’t heard of any other services that do this for your BlackBerry. Last time I checked, you had to go to a karaoke bar or look up lyrics online! Slacker Radio Plus is an upgrade offering which gives listeners access to all the features of the free Slacker Basic Radio service, plus advanced features including the ability to skip an unlimited number of songs, unlimited song requests, ad-free listening and now full song lyrics provided by LyricFind.
Slacker is available on a wide range of devices on the go and throughout the home allows music lovers to enjoy their favorite stations wherever they are. Whether listening on a BlackBerry, iPhone*, laptop, Sony BRAVIA TV, or the Slacker G2 portable*, Slacker listeners have instant access to their favorite music in an ad-free environment along with artist profiles, album reviews, cover art and now song lyrics.
“Reading lyrics provides real insight, enhancing the listening experience and helping to build appreciation for a song,” said Darryl Ballantyne, LyricFind president and CEO. “The addition of song lyrics to Slacker Radio Plus, provides a new way for Slacker Radio listeners to learn about and enjoy music.”
Slacker Personal Radio, available online at www.Slacker.com, enables listeners to create their own Personal Radio stations or listen to and personalize over 100 expert-programmed genre stations ranging from 1940’s classics to today’s hottest hits. Personalization options include rating songs or artists, playing more popular vs. more eclectic music and listening to newer vs. classic songs.
“Slacker Personal Radio provides an easy to use, yet very deep way for music fans to hear their favorite tunes while discovering and learning about new artists and bands,” said Jonathan Sasse, senior vice president of marketing at Slacker. “The addition of song lyrics to our Radio Plus service provides a new level of depth to the listening experience by allowing music fans to read the exact words to their favorite songs.”
Slacker Basic Radio is free to use, while Slacker Radio Plus is available at $3.99 per month with an annual subscription.
About Slacker Radio Plus
– Full song lyrics**
– Unlimited song skipping
– Ad-free personalized music
– Unlimited song requests
– Available on the Slacker Web Player (PC or Mac), Slacker G2 Personal Radio Player and a growing number of mobile and in-home devices
Slacker Radio Plus Availability
Slacker Radio Plus is available now to U.S. customers at www.Slacker.com for $3.99 per month (based on an annual subscription of $47.88). Slacker Premium Radio subscribers will also receive song lyrics effective immediately.
Slacker is the world’s first Personal Radio company offering “Your Radio Everywhere.” Slacker allows music lovers to play highly personalized music online at the Slacker web site or on the go with Slacker Personal Radio players and mobile phones. Visit www.slacker.com for more information.
-by Mac Jadalhack