Slacker relaunches with a brand new look and support for BlackBerry 10.
Facing stiff competition from the likes of Pandora and Spotify, popular streaming music service Slacker Radio just reinvented itself with a new look and simplified interface. Its name stays the same, but that's about all you'll recognize (visually) following a major facelift that's supposed to make it easier to discover music with highlighted stations, personalized picks, and exclusive content from Slacker's "expert curators."
"Slacker is the most complete music service on Earth, with 10 times the music of Pandora, expert-programmed stations Spotify can’t touch, and personalization that satellite services only dream of," said Jim Cady, CEO, Slacker. "We’ve quietly built a scalable business with more than a half-million paying subscribers and more than four million monthly average users. 2013 will be a blockbuster year for Slacker as we ramp up our marketing efforts and take the service to a broader audience."
Slacker's music library is 13 million songs strong, and new tracks are added daily, the company says. There are three service tiers to choose from, including:
Slacker (Free) -- Lets you stream Slacker's entire library of songs and access programmed stations on any device.
Slacker Plus ($3.99/month) -- Commercial free streaming with unlimited song skips. You can also customize and download favorite stations for offline listening.
Slacker Premium ($9.99/month) -- On-demand access to Slacker's library of songs and albums.