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About Slacker Radio

Slacker provides a three part music personalization suite, which includes an internet radio, desktop music player and portable music device.

The Slacker Web Player plays songs depending on what you like or dislike. Slacker does not allow users to choose specific songs upon request; instead, it will play songs depending on the user’s voting history.

Ideally, the personalized station will become more and more refined to the user’s music preferences. This basic service is free and ad-supported.

Slacker also plans to release a wi-fi enabled portable music player. The device will be synchronized with the computer software. In addition, a satellite car kit is also in the plans.

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Features & Specifications


Supported languages
Serviceable Area
Canada,  United States
Supported Platforms
  • Web Based
  • Mobile Web
  • Desktop Windows
  • Desktop Mac OSX
  • Desktop Linux
  • Mobile App IOS
  • Mobile App Android

Ratings Summary

Metric Score Rank
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Domain Authority 67
Alexa Rank 43812
Facebook 81
Twitter 15
Platforms 100

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Plans & Pricing

Slacker Radio Plus

for 1 Month / 1 user(s)


  • No ads
  • Unlimited song skips
  • Mobile station catching
  • ABC news
  • ESPN radio
  • Complete song lyrics

Slacker Premium Radio

for 1 Month / 1 user(s)


  • No ads
  • Unlimited song skips
  • Mobile station catching
  • ABC news
  • ESPN radio
  • Complete song lyrics
  • Play songs on demand
  • Play album on demand
  • Play single artist stations
  • Cache albumsandplaylists
  • Create playlists
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Critic Reviews

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    Cloudswave Score for Slacker Radio

    Rating based on 7 Critic Reviews

    7 Favorable reviews
    100 %
    0 Mixed reviews
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    0 unfavorable reviews
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  • Slacker Radio is very competitive with the other free digital music services because you can listen to it on any device and it offers additional non-music content for users with various interests. Slacker is definitely worth a spin for Pandora users, but if you’re already paying for another music service, Slacker may not have enough to draw you away.

  • If you're looking for a streaming-music alternative, Slacker Radio is a good choice. But if you're willing to spend money on a subscription, the app is better than most in its genre.

  • The redesigned Slacker Radio has a deep music library, enhanced customization options, and a new music guide, but some minor interface issues rear their head;

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User Reviews

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  • User review from

    Derek Rose

    My overall impression of Slacker Radio is great. In the era of digital music streaming, Slacker Radio really delivers. And here is why: it is an online music radio station that plays a variety of artists that are similar enough to be in the same genre, without continuing to repeat the same artists. It can be compared to Pandora, only the music selection is more diverse.

    I have been using Slacker Radio as background music while working, and I tend to always find myself checking to see which artist or song is playing, because the music is fairly diverse. And I really like that! I have listened to online streaming services before, but what ends up happening is hearing the same artists, same songs, and it does not resemble an actual radio station. Slacker Radio, however, proves to be different, and it is worth listening to.

    Pros :

    • The pros of Slacker Radio include a free option that allows the listener to select an artist, and then listen to music that is similar to that artist. Fortunately, there is plenty of diversity here.
    • The app is also very good, in that there are few ads for the free version, yet plenty of good songs from great artists.
    • From my experience, the ads are shown when listeners skip through songs, but other than that, the music continues to play. And that is great! Fewer ads, and more songs!
    • A real pro is the amount of diversity between artists and songs.
    • I have abandoned other music apps because it seems like the music is on “repeat,” whereas Slacker Radio has greater diversity.
    • I appreciate that while I am listening to music. No one likes to hear the same old songs on a radio station.

    Cons :

    • The only con I can think of is that I don't have any control of the song play from my keyboard when I am listening to Slacker Radio on my laptop, as I do with the downloaded version of Spotify. I have to pause, skip, etc., on the open window with Slacker Radio. Really, that is a first-world con. Slacker Radio delivers!

    • March 24, 2016
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