Slacker / Pandora
I was wondering if those of you who have been using Android on other devices have seen better performance with one over the other. I used both on my pre and always had better luck with slacker as far as stability. What im finding strange is now pandora works great with my epic but slacker only plays one song before freezing up. Any input would be great.
- 10-03-2010, 03:01 PM #2
- 10-03-2010, 03:49 PM #3
Slacker is better if you go on the website and customize it. I'm still on my 1free year of premium. It's sweet.
I removed slacker on my epic, however. While using bluetooth it will crash the OS causing it to reboot radio, stats, memory card, etc. The whole phone resets. It's really been bother me so I got rid of it. Also, it'll stop audio playback but continue to play within the app.
Pandora doesn't have as many issues with me on my phone. Pandora will sometimes reset the phone during bluetooth playback on close. I don't know what the issue is for now.
I prefer slacker for the custoimzation though.
- 10-03-2010, 03:57 PM #4
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My friend has Slacker on her BB and loves it, I guess I'm just fine with Pandora. I like all the stations I have set up on my account, etc.My Smartphone Journey on Big Red:
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- 10-04-2010, 08:31 AM #10
I have both Slacker and Pandora Premium services. Both have similarly excellent audio quality and user interfaces but I seem to use Slacker 90% more often than Pandora. I love it's music selection and the caching feature really seals the deal.
Rumor has it that they will also have an On-Demand service in the near future: Slacker Premium Radio to offer on-demand music | MP3 Insider - CNET Reviews
- 10-04-2010, 09:21 AM #11
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I use both, both use Slacker more. I tend to like the buffering better, but the commercials are annoying (and loud). I don't pay for premium.
Plus, Slacker has News and 2 stand-up comedy stations, that I listen to regularly (I haven't found any stand-up on Pandora, unfortunately).
I have issues with both just stopping at the beginning of a song here and there. Like I have to exit the app and go back in to get it to resume.
- 10-04-2010, 12:02 PM #12
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- 10-04-2010, 10:50 PM #15
I swear by Pandora... I listen to it every morning while getting ready for work and sometimes even on the way to work (by hooking it up to my car through my car radio phone hookup)...
Have used it ever since I fell in love with it on my 1st Gen iTouch!"It’s only after we have lost everything that we are free to do anything…"
HTC Touch --> Samsung Instinct --> HTC Touch Pro --> Palm Pre --> Epic 4G
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