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Slacker music service launches on Xbox 360 today

11:30 AM on 02.26.2013 // Dale North

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Slacker are launching their music service for Xbox 360 today, allowing Xbox Live subscribers in the U.S. and Canada to listen to hundreds of stations for free. The app is available for download now through the Xbox Live Marketplace, so go listen!

A new videogame music station is being curated by yours truly. I've pulled together some of the best music in videogames to treat your earholes. We're still working behind the scenes to build up the station, so if there's something you'd like to hear, let me know.

The Slacker app lets you pop into any station through your Xbox 360, and it can be controlled via voice through Kinect. Use that voice to tune into my videogame music station!


Slacker Launches the Most Complete Music Service for Xbox 360

New App Offers Millions of Songs and Hundreds of Expert-Programmed Stations for Free, Including a New Videogame Music Station, Curated by Destructoid

SAN DIEGO, CA, Feb 26, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Slacker, the world's most complete music service, is now available on the Xbox360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, allowing Xbox LIVE subscribers* in the U.S. and Canada to listen to millions of songs and hundreds of expert-programmed stations for free, including a new videogame music station curated by popular gaming culture blog, Destructoid. The app is now available through the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.

Slacker for Xbox LIVE(R) gives users access to one of the world's largest music libraries and hundreds of expert-programmed stations covering every mood, genre or activity right on their TV and voice-controlled using the power of Kinect for Xbox 360. The all-new Slacker music guide makes music discovery fun and easy with the latest music news, artist interviews and recommendations from Slacker's team of music curators. Listeners can also customize the experience with news and sports from ABC and ESPN or use new fine-tuning controls to personalize Slacker's music stations, with newer, older or more popular songs.

"Slacker brings the world's most complete music service to Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers in the U.S. and Canada for free*," said Craig Rechenmacher, Slacker's Chief Marketing Officer. "Whether you're into country, hip hop or want to listen to the soundtrack from your favorite game, Slacker's team of music experts make it easy to find and discover the world's best music from the comfort of your living room."

Slacker has also launched a new station celebrating the world of videogame music, hosted and curated by editor Dale North. The station features hand-picked selections from the soundtracks of epic franchises including Halo, Gears of War, and Final Fantasy.

Slacker is also available for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, Bing Toolbar, iOS, Android, BlackBerry and online at

*Additional subscriptions/fees may be required or sold separately. For additional details and availability, see

About Slacker Slacker is the most complete music service on Earth. The company delivers free and subscription-based access to millions of songs and hundreds of expert-programmed stations, plus news, sports and talk, on the web, mobile devices, in-car infotainment systems and consumer electronics platforms. By blending cutting-edge analytics with a team of expert music curators and content programmers, Slacker delivers a seamless music discovery experience and uniquely personalized entertainment. Slacker was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Diego with offices in Palo Alto, CA and New York City. For more information about Slacker, or to listen for free, visit

For regular Slacker updates, follow Slacker at, become a Fan on Facebook at, watch Slacker video content at or visit

Slacker and are registered trademarks of Slacker, Inc. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.

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