Slacker Radio gets overhauled redesign to take on Pandora and Spotify

Feb 13, 2013
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We knew it would be coming, and now it looks like it's finally here. Slacker Radio has completely overhauled its service by introducing a completely new design and tacking on some new features. This time around, Slacker is looking to catch up in the music-streaming market by taking on Pandora and Spotify for the internet radio crown.

Slacker says that they have 10 times more music than Pandora does when it comes to live streaming music, and they have over 200 special genre stations used for music discovery, something that should get Spotify a little nervous at this point. Slacker even said that its shuffling capabilities are much more advanced than Pandora's, noting that users will noticed less repetition.

The site's overhaul is mostly cosmetic, though. The new look is presented in a blue and grey combo, and the site's navigation is much quicker and easier this time around. Overall, everything's larger: larger icons, larger text, and simple easy-to-find controls to fine-tune your music to the level that you desire.

Slacker has 13 million songs in its catalog, which puts it right up there with Pandora and Spotify, but with only 500,000 paying subscribers, Slacker is looking to bolster its user base, and this redesign and new brand may just do the trick. By going directly after the big competitors, Slacker may just create a stir and get avid music listeners to switch over.

[via The Next Web]


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