San Diego – Slacker, the
personalized streaming radio service, announced on Thursday that it is now available
in Canada, although under
somewhat different terms than it is offered in the U.S.
The free, basic service will
be available to Canadians for 30 days, after which time they will have to pay a
$4 USD per month subscription fee; U.S. users are able to stick with
the ad-supported free service indefinitely.
The company said told Billboard the
different terms were due to the fact that the ad market in Canada is not as mature as that in the U.S., and because
rival Pandora isn’t live there yet.
The Canadian version of Slacker is now available
on PCs, Android and BlackBerry, although the company said an iPhone application
is coming soon.