AOL radio powered by slacker is different from traditional wireless radio stations for it is an online radio station that is transmitted through internet. Like a traditional radio station, AOL radio also offers services including news, sports, and different genres of music such as pop, folk, classical, etc.
unlike other internet radios accessible in all over the world, AOL radio is available only in the U.S because of advertising concerns.
Initially, AOL radio was partners to CSB radio stations, and you were able to access its services outside of the U.S. but then it banned users to stream AOL radio outside the U.S. in 2011, AOL became partners with Slacker Inc. Slacker powered AOL radio allows users to make songs favorite or banned accordingly.
It features more than 200 free music stations, such as hip hop, R&B, jazz, classical, folk, country and rock. ABC News and ESPN radio provides news as well as sports programming. AOL Radio toolbar is a unique feature of AOL Radio, through this toolbar the users can preset their favorite radio stations and can get an automatic playing of a favorite station with only one click. If you want to download an AOL Radio toolbar, you will have to follow these simple steps:
Open AOL Radio on your web page, click the toolbar located at top of the page, a new window will offer you an option download toolbar now, click it, you will provided with some directions to carry out, follow them until you get a congratulation message of successful downloading. The toolbar window will offer you radio listening categories, click on the name of your favorite radio you are interested to listen.
You can add unlimited number of radio stations by clicking green +click to add icon. But later on, if you want to add some more stations in your preset list, you have to click red+ add station icon of your AOL Radio toolbar. If you want to remove a station from your preset list, you will have to right click on the name of the station you want to delete from your list.
AOL radio is available for free to listen with improved and enhance features; through its paid premium version Radio Plus, you can listen ad free and on demand listening just for $3.99 only.
You need to register yourself after a brief trial of AOL Radio so that you can be remembered on AOL Radio.com. You need to reset your preset lists with new AOL Radio, plus you are not given the facility to get access to AOL Radio through your dial up connections.
If you encounter a slow streaming over your broadband network, click refresh on your browser because sometimes low internetís speed is the cause of poor playback listening. You can block explicit songs or ads by clicking Explicit Content Off.
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