- 01-02-2010, 11:29 PM #2
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- 01-03-2010, 12:37 PM #6
I haven't used either in a while, but my take was Pandora had more accurate "suggestions" when you create a personal playlist (the music seemed more congruent to me). But Slacker (on the BlackBerry - haven't tried it on iPhone) allowed offline downloading. Other than that, I really have nothing else because I used each so infrequently.
- 01-03-2010, 01:47 PM #8
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- 01-03-2010, 02:18 PM #11
Pandora = 40 Hours free streaming audio per month
Pandora seemed like it had a big library, if you stray into genres that are more off the beaten path....
My vote is for Slacker, though. Its better organized, you can 'Fine Tune' your stations and its just all around a better option in my opinion..
- 01-03-2010, 02:20 PM #12
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- 01-05-2010, 02:12 PM #18
I will throw my vote to Slacker. Dont get me wrong I love Pandora, but after tweaking both to my likes, I find Slacker goes slightly more towards what I really like. So I lean Slacker, but really you cant go wrong with either app. Although Simplify, thats my fav music app, stream my entire 7,500 song library. woot
- 01-06-2010, 11:10 AM #19
- 03-22-2010, 04:16 PM #20iPhone Newbie
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- 03-22-2010, 04:44 PM #21
I haven't used Slacker so I can offer no comparison, but Pandora has just been plain awesome. I used to care less about the whole concept of streaming music to my iPhone, but now I can't imagine NOT having this functionality. I've made several play lists with Pandora and I think it does a nice job of playing similar music to the artist or genre selected.
- 03-22-2010, 04:50 PM #22
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- 06-21-2010, 02:28 PM #24
I prefer Slacker personally. I believe that Pandora is more popular. Apple showcased it during their iOS 4 event and even tipb.com has it's updated on its front page.
However for all the slacker fans out there, I used live chat for slacker asking for the release of the background supported version of slacker and their response was "it has been released to Apple and is expected to be released today. We do not have a specific time for the release but it it should be today".
So take that for what it's worth hopefully we'll see the update soon.
- 06-21-2010, 03:34 PM #25
Slacker 2.0 allows you to cache your station to your iPhone, this way you can play your stations from the device memory, no Wifi or 3G necessary and this saves battery life. Slacker has about 4 times the library of Pandora. I have a plus subscription which is $3.99 per month no ads, unlimited skips.
Pandora is great too and I use it as well. But it is a far cry from Slacker, which allows you to create stations with the specific songs and/or artist that you want. Not some system that decides for me. Even though I did the Pandora one, I am still limited in terms of the number of skips.
If you have not tried Slacker give it a spin! The caching of stations makes them light years ahead of Pandora. I also understand that Slacker will be iOS4 compatible once Apple approves the the update.
Last edited by OTACORB; 06-21-2010 at 03:36 PM.