People who download the Slacker Radio app for Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile are now being greeted by a voice message that lets them know that the app can no longer be used for free. Users must upgrade to the paid Slacker Plus or Premium subscriptions to continue to use the app.
Slacker has been slowly trying to get people to sign up for the paid subscriptions tiers for some time. Reviews of Slacker Radio app stated that it stopped playing after one or two songs. Now it looks like there's no free songs support at all without a Slacker Plus account, which costs $3.99 a month, or Slacker Premium, which costs $9.99 a month. The new in-app voice message also says that people who still want free songs can go to the official Slacker web page.
We will note that the Slacker Radio Windows 10 PC app that launched earlier this summer is not affected by this change.
Thanks to Greg for the tip!