Tag: streaming audio

Slacker Radio Launches On-Demand Music Service


It appears that in the fierce battle between the streaming music offerings, Slacker Radio is upping the ante. Slacker now offers three tiers of service that range from the entirely free Slacker Basic Radio service, to the ad-free Slacker Radio Plus to on-demand access with Slacker Premium Radio for $9.99/month.

Slacker Premium Radio now allows:
• Search, play and replay specific songs or entire albums
• Create specific playlists on mobile and on the web
• Off-line playback of stations, playlists and albums on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, Android and BlackBerry smartphones
• Replay specific songs on programmed and custom stations
• Browse and play “Favorite” songs, now collected in one location
• Unlimited song skipping
• Ad-free listening
• Complete song lyrics (when available)
• Browse Top Charts on all Slacker genre stations
• “Peek Ahead” artist, album and song preview
• Ability to skip forward and backward
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Streaming Video and Audio Channels From YesterBerry Web App


Yesterberry is a free web app that gives you access to over 200 live streaming audio and video channels. The site was originally envisioned for vintage material, as most of the video and audio content that’s available has gone out of copyright. The site also accepts user submitted content so it could really take off as a source for recent content. The site is 100% free, but they do accept donations for which they give you a login and extra features.

Download the Yesterberry web launcher for your BlackBerry and check them out.

Slacker 3.0 Video Hands On


Slacker Radio sat us down at CES to show us their new Slacker Radio 3.0 for BlackBerry. They’ve showed up with a new, clean interface. One of the most compelling updates, though, is the ability to wirelessly cache your stations. With Slacker 3.0 and wireless caching enabled, your device will search first for wifi, then 3G if wifi isn’t available, late at night. It will also confirm that you have your phone plugged in, so your phone doesn’t cache the stations and you wake up with a dead battery. Once the cache is done, you wake up to fresh coffee and a some steaming goodness of new music. Check out the video for more details. You can expect Slacker 3.0 very soon.

radioBee for BlackBerry offers 80,000 internet radio stations


radioBee 1.6 is a radio player for BlackBerry powered by SHOUTcast. While not free, which is the case with apps such as iHeartRadio, radioBee seems to offer a larger catalog of stations.

The app uses a proprietary algorithm to search, play more than 80,000 internet radio stations. The app provides popularity and reliability ratings for each station, along with station programming, genre, name, encoding, bitrate.

New features include :

  • Proprietary real-time audio play
  • Works in the background, you can listen music and do something else with your phone
  • Support of SHOUTcast and Icecast servers
  • Enhanced Directory of more than 80000 radio stations
  • Currently playing information displays current song and artist
  • Listen to your local hometown radio station from anywhere in the world
  • Find specific stations using the extensive search function
  • Manual adding of custom streams (including possibility to stream music from your computer to your cell phone)
  • Build a list of your favorite stations and shows
  • Check emergency scanner streams
  • Check weather conditions on weather radio streams
  • Bluetooth audio streaming to your car or home audio

Purchase radioBee for $9.95.

Viigo to add enterprise-oriented features plus Facebook and Twitter


Viigo is going to eventually become the only app that many people have on their BlackBerry. The feature rich RSS reader can bring in an wide variety of aspects of your mobile life to one central location. On Tuesday, May 5th, Viigo will be adding multiple new enterprise-oriented features, as well as Facebook and Twitter functionality and streaming audio.

Viigo’s CEO Mark Ruddock and CTO Jay Steele will be on hand at RIM’s Wireless Enterprise Symposium (WES) in early May, where they will announce and demonstrate the new Viigo functionality and hold an attendee question-and-answer session.

The latest enterprise upgrade will include enhanced corporate contacts functionality and new budgeting and finance utilities, along with company calendar, training and performance reporting tools. There will also be a free version too. The free version will include new Twitter and Facebook features, as well as the ability to stream audio, though it’s unclear where such audio will come from at this point.

We’ll bring you more updates during WES but suffice it to say Viigo rules.

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CTIA 2009: I Heart Radio


If you’re a terrestrial radio gal or guy, you might recognize Clear Channel - owners of the radio airwaves in the United States.  If you’ve fallen in love with one of Clear Channel’s many stations from across the USA and find yourself unable to hear your favorite stations or on-air personality, don’t fret, I Heart Radio is here!  You can still listen to your favorite station via your BlackBerry now.  The I Heart Radio application is available for free via the BlackBerry App World.

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