Slacker announced that their online and mobile radio service would be coming to the various webOS devices available at CES, and today they’re unleashing the app, so anyone in Canada or the U.S. can tune into custom-built stations that are stored locally or streamed over the air. You can listen for free if you’re willing to put up with the occasional ad, but a premium subscription for $4.99/month ($47.88/year) gets you commercial-free listening, unlimited skips, on-demand songs, and access to lyrics.
The usual fare is all there: rate or ban songs, create stations or tune into professionally-crafted ones, skip songs (unlimited times if you’re a subscriber), and check album, artist information, and check out art and reviews. iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry apps are already available, and all recently enjoyed the addition of wireless caching, so you could save music locally without having to boot up your computer and plug in your phone via USB.
I’ve actually been using Slacker a fair bit since it became available to the frozen wasteland that is my home country, and have found the sound quality impeccable, but haven’t given the trial subscription a shot yet. For the ditching ads alone, I reckon it’s worth it. You can find out more about Slacker on webOS over here.