AOL Adds iPad Support to Streaming Radio Service

AOL RadioAs it gets closer to the launch of Apple’s iOS 7 and the company’s streaming radio service iTunes Radio, AOL has finally updated its Radio app to be universally compatible. Now, you can listen to your favorite tunes with the full landscape of the iPad’s larger screen.

The app has been redesigned with an all-new interface and has been optimized for the iPhone 5 and iPad with Retina quality graphics. Basically, it looks and feels exactly like Slacker Radio.

Which is not a surprise since it is “powered by Slacker Radio.” The app features custom stations that generate music from a wide variety of artists so you can enjoy songs from a particular genre.

Version 4.0.8 includes the following new features:

  • An all new design now optimized for iPhone 5 and new iPod Touch users
  • iPad version – Now use AOL Radio for the iPad with a design optimized for all iPad users
  • Multi-artist custom stations – Now create your own personalized stations using as many of your favorite artists as possible
  • Fine Tune stations – Customize select AOL Radio stations and your own personalized stations using preferences, such as more hits vs deep cuts, older songs vs newer songs and more
  • Live programming from ESPN Radio
  • AOL Radio Plus subscribers ($3.99/month) can now download select AOL Radio stations to their iPhone or iPad and listen offline!

The app is free to download and allows you to listen to currated stations and stations based on music you pick. For $3.99 per month, you can upgrade to AOL Radio Plus, which gives you ad-free listening, unlimited song skips, and now offline listening. For $9.99, add on-demand listening of full albums, playlist creation, and much more.

If you already use Slacker Radio, there is not need to switch. This is basically the exact same app. However, if you don’t use Slacker and are looking for a new music streaming service, AOL Radio might be the right fit for you. At the premium price, you can have your pick of thousands of songs that you can download into the app and listen to while you are lost in the woods with no Internet connection.

Download AOL Radio for free in the App Store today.

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