Late last night, the popular Slacker Radio app received a massive update to version 2.0 for Windows Phone 8 devices. From a new look, to new premium features, it’s a truly outstanding update from a service that hasn’t paid too much attention to Windows Phone lately (we last wrote about it in 2012).
Let’s take a look at what’s new!
Slacker Radio 2.0
- Updated look and feel
- Slacker Premium support, including on-demand, play songs, albums and single-artist stations, create your own playlists, download on0demand content for offline listening, customizable News & Sport, News, comedy and more
- Fine tune your stations
- Live station support
Okay, so the big deal here is the new redesign, which has a more Tile look to it and melds nicely with Windows Phone design esthetic . The premium features have been there for a while and run for $3.99 a month. That gives you no ads (the app will play a video ad otherwise), unlimited song styles, complete song lyrics and the ability to download stations offline. Whether or not you think it’s worth it, depends on how much use this and the Windows 8 Modern app.
But you can’t have it
If you’re on AT&T, T-Mobile or Verizon and you hit the link to download you’ll most likely get a prompt telling you this item is unavailable. Evidently, the carriers each have their own partnered version of the app and those haven’t been updated since early 2013. That means you can’t get this update…or can you?
In fiddling around with our SIM card, we’ve managed to install Slacker Radio 2.0 on our various devices, and we’ll show you how by following this link (hint: you can’t just remove your SIM).
For the rest of you, you can grab this Store link and download Slacker Radio 2.0 right here.