AOL Radio FAQs
AOL Radio FAQs
Hello! There are many questions you may have regarding AOL Radio powered by Slacker. Below is a collection of commonly asked questions.
You will be access the new web player from AOLRadio.com, the same way you do now, using any web browser.
Registering allows us to remember your favorite stations, songs and custom stations. This information will not be shared with third parties and is used for ad targeting only.
All products will change - AOL Radio web player, AOL Radio toolbar and AOL Radio mobile apps.
Note: For mobile apps, you will need to download the new AOL Radio app from iTunes.
Yes. We have heard you loud and clear! The new AOL Radio will have 50 percent fewer commercials. Also, users who subscribe to the Radio Plus or Premium Radio products will get ad-free AOL Radio as part of thier benefits.
If you already have the AOL Radio app for iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad installed, you will have to upgrade in order to keep listening to AOL Radio stations. You can do so through the iTunes app store on your computer or mobile device.
Yes. AOL Radio will continue to be free; however, there will be options to upgrade to one of our paid premium options, which will allow you to listen to AOL Radio ad-free with unlimited skipping as well as on-demand listening.
Yes. We will have new and improved presets, now called Favorite Stations, that offer more stability. You will have to reset presets the first time you use the new AOL Radio web player and mobile app. In order to save your favorite stations you must register. For instructions on how to do so, please refer to our help article How to create an account on the new AOL Radio.
The toolbar has been rebuilt with more room for favorite stations and direct access to AOL Music’s free weekly CD Listening Party.
AOL Radio has had a successful partnership with CBS Radio. We now look forward to working with Slacker as we continue to align our business to meet the needs of the market and our loyal customers.
Because of the end of our partnership with CBS, we will no longer feature CBS Radio’s local stations on our player or iPhone app. AOL Radio powered by Slacker will feature news and sports radio by ABC and ESPN Radio.
Yes. Listeners will have the option to subscribe to one of two premium services:
Unfortunately, because if the high quality and extensive functionality of AOL Radio powered by Slacker, the service will not work if you are on a dial-up connection.
Because we still want you to enjoy free internet radio, we suggest visiting SHOUTcast Radio, which features 45,000 stations from around the world.
AOL Radio powered by Slacker includes a majority of the radio stations that existed in the previous version and they continue to be programmed by AOL Radio music directors.
The All Artist stations will not be available in the new AOL Radio because of various licensing issues; however, you can now create an artist station by clicking on the Create Station link in the left rail.
You can use our feedback form to ask questions or send us comments.
AOL Radio for Android will be released later during the fall of 2011. More details will be posted as they become available.
Some AOL Radio stations might not be in the genre you remember them being in.
For a list of all current AOL Radio stations and corresponding genres please visit aolradioblog.
To set a station as a favorite, click the Heart icon next to the station name at the top of the player. If the heart turns yellow, that station has been stored as a "Favorite Station" on the left menu of the player.
To remove a station as a favorite, unclick the Heart icon next to the station name when it is playing.
If you hear a song that you like, click on the Heart icon in the Now Playing window to remember that song. Whenever you listen to a station that offers this song, the song will play more frequently.
Yes. For more information and updates about AOL Radio powered by Slacker, you can follow our blog at aolradioblog.
To be the first to receive updates on music, news and much more, sign up for the AOL Radio newsletter by visiting s.aolradio.com/join/signup.
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|Last updated: 10-24-2011|
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