The new Slacker Radio includes a major overhaul, news of which was leaked last month. They've just launched the new site; it has the promised upgrades on what used to be a streaming music experience that lacked the interactivity of Spotify and now competes with the feature content of the newly launched eMusic. They have a music library ten times the size of Pandora Radio.
Check out the video above for a quick over view of the new Slacker Radio experience. A quick overview of new features: improved search, over 200 curated stations, a music guide as well as feature content like interviews and festival reports. A Slacker membership allows you to skip the ads, skip as many tracks as you want, and (ooooh!) lyrics. Seriously though, its only $4 a month so the membership price is competitive.
TechCrunch adds that it also has new and upgraded "mobile apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, PALM, and BlackBerry that come pre-installed on phones from top carriers, plus its apps built into cars from Ford, GM, Chrysler, Honda, and other manufacturers. It’s also improving its presence on home devices like SONOS, Sony and Logitech smart TVs, and will soon launch on Xbox."
Slacker Radio has added a variety of dedicated stations over the past few years, from artist-branded stations to bringing in news and sports from ESPN, the Olympics and the NCAA. They're no small player with a paid subscriber count of 500 thousand and an even larger base of free users.