Slacker Radio planning major overhaul

Craig Lloyd - Jan 11, 2013, 8:25 am CDT
Slacker Radio planning major overhaul

Slacker Radio hasn’t done too much the past few years. While they’ve definitely been spreading their service to different devices and platforms, like the Roku streaming media player, and just recently Chrysler’s UConnect at CES 2013, the service hasn’t been making waves like its competitors, Spotify, Pandora, Rdio, etc. However, we’ve been told that Slacker Radio will be holding an event sometime in the near future to reveal a complete overhaul of the service.

A PR representative for Slacker told us that the company will launch a major overhaul of the radio service in order to better compete with Spotify and other popular music-streaming services. We’re not told about any specifics, so exactly what they’ll be bringing to the new service is still a mystery.

However, the service will see a refocusing of its efforts, and the redesign and restructuring will be completely different than what the service is currently all about. It’s supposed to be a pretty major event for the company, and we’ve been hinted that there may be some famous musicians making an appearance at the event, but no details regarding special guests have been confirmed yet.

In any case, we hope to learn more info fairly shortly when the company reveals the new service. They already have a Premium service available, which is fairly similar to Spotify already, so we’re curious as to how the company will redesign the platform, and what new features they’ll bring to the table.

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