Posted 09/27/2013 at 2:55 PM
Posted 4 years ago
Music streaming service Slacker was given a fresh update to coincide with the release of iOS 7 last week; thankfully Android users haven’t had to wait long to receive the same new features.
This is the first major update of the app since February’s version 4.0 rollout and represents the biggest aesthetic change since the new streamlined logo was launched at the beginning of the year.
The biggest change with the latest Android app is instantly noticeable, as Slacker has chosen to adopt a darker color scheme for its interface, moving away from the familiar white and blue. The usability of the UI has also been improved, with easy access to music thanks to four recently played station icons at the bottom of the screen. Just above these icons, you will notice options for ‘Stations’ and ‘My Vibes’.
‘Stations’ is, as the name suggests, a list of stations available on the app and something that users of Slacker will already be used to. ‘My Vibes’, however, is something new to version 5.0 and offers you the chance to listen to digital radio stations based on your mood, or vibe, at the time. You can choose from day of the week and time of the day, before being able to select from several pre-defined categories including Energy Boost, Driving, Concentrating, and Partying.
As for the service, things are pretty much as they were. It is still possible to listen to music for free (with ads and other limitations), or enjoy the perks of a subscription for $3.99 or $9.99 with on-demand and offline listening.
If all this sounds good, you can download the latest version of Slacker now from the Google Play Store.