Sports fans that also like to use Slacker will be glad to hear that the personalized streaming content provider has signed a deal with ESPN that will bring Sports content to the service. The personalized ESPN content will be offered on the web, smartphones, and devices supporting Slacker in the home. The service will allow the user to choose what they want to hear with an option to hear only hourly updates with headlines on any Slacker station.
Slacker says the new ESPN content will offer up to the minute coverage of all major sporting events and the top national and regional level. The Slacker station will offer content from several popular ESPN programs including Mike & Mike in the Morning, SportsCenter, The Herd with Colin Cowherd, and others. Slacker says that the ESPN content will be available to users of the free service with access to the interactive programmed ESPN content.
Listeners that subscribe to the paid service at $3.99 monthly will get ad-free access with unlimited skips, the ability to create custom content channels based on team preference, and the choice to add top of the hour SportsCenter updates to any slacker station. Slacker isn’t specific on when the service will land only saying it is “coming soon.”