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AOL and Slacker announce AOL Radio music subscription service

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AOL Radio

AOL is going to try to take advantage of all the cash that is being brought in thanks to online music subscriptions. AOL isn’t going to take on the market alone, so it has enlisted the help of Slacker. Together, AOL Radio will be re-launched. The service will be available this summer and includes three subscription plans for anyone who’s interested.

The three subscriptions are called free AOL Radio, Slacker Radio Plus and Slacker Premium Radio. AOL hasn’t announced exact prices, but the latter services currently have monthly fees of $3.99 and $9.99 respectively. The free version of AOL Radio includes advertisements, but the other two subscription tiers are ad-free. Slacker Premium Radio has the added bonus of playing songs on-demand and the ability to create custom playlists.

If you opt for the free version, you’ll only be able to skip six songs per hour. The paid subscriptions let you skip as many songs as you like.

You’ll know the release of the new and improved AOL Radio is near when you start seeing Slacker ads within the service.

The iPhone will get the new service first. Android versions will launch a little later.

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