Slacker Radio is an online streaming music service with mobile apps for Android, Blackberry, iOS, webOS, and Windows Mobile. So it should probably come as no surprise that the company has launched a Windows Phone 7 app.
Download Squad took the app for a test drive and reports that like Slacker Radio for most other platforms, the Windows Phone 7 app lets you create stations based around artists or songs. Just enter a band name and Slacker will start playing a song, followed by other artists with similar qualities. You can see album art, band information, and lyrics within the app.
There’s just one problem: Windows Phone 7 has very limited multitasking capabilities, and Slacker Radio doesn’t play music in the background. You can’t surf the web while listening to music. On the bright side, the app doesn’t start from scratch when you flip away and then come back. It resumes playing your station — but instead of picking up where it left off, it will skip ahead to the next song in your queue.
There’s a free, ad-supported version of Slacker, or you can pay $3.99 per month for an ad-free version.