Tips and Tricks for the New Slacker

There’s a lot you can do on the new Slacker. So much in fact, we wanted to share a handful of our favorite features.

What’s your favorite feature? Leave it in the comments!

Here are some of our favorites:

1. Share what you’re listening to. 

Click your name or email address at the top of the page to access your settings. Then click “sharing settings” to link your Twitter and/or Facebook accounts.

New Slacker Player Settings

Or if you’d rather pick and choose what you share, click the share icon!

New Slacker Share


2. Fine tune your station just the way you like.

Click on the fine tune button:

Fine Tune Button

  • Looking to discover new artists? Move the “Related Artists” dial right. Keep it to the far left to only include the artists you love.
  • Your Hearted songs will play more often the further you move the dial to the right.
  • Move the “Popular Songs” dial right to hear what songs are popular on Slacker.
  • Choose if you want to hear new or old songs. Don’t have a preference? Keep it in the middle.
  • Toggle our DJs on or get hourly updates from ABC News and ESPN.

Fine Tuning


3. Don’t know the lyric? We’ve got you covered. 

Click on the song name:

Click on Song Name Lyrics New Slacker

Voila! No excuses to screw up the lyrics anymore. (Full lyrics are only available for Slacker Radio Plus and Slacker Premium subscribers.) For more information and to see how you can get Radio Plus and Premium click here. 

Song Lyrics New Slacker


4. Get recommendations from our music experts.

Click the “Music Guide” for fun and easy music discovery.

Music Guide New Slacker


5. Find out what tracks are hot right now.

Also in the “Music Guide” section, you’ll find what’s hot on Slacker. Updated in real time!

New Slacker Hot Tracks Real Time

6. Looking for friend’s suggestions? We have that too! 

Scroll to the bottom of the “Music Guide” to see what your friends are listening to. Note: you must be connected via Facebook.

 New Slacker Friend Suggestions


We want to hear from you! Tell us your favorite features in the comments.


Aidan Gille

5 responses to “Tips and Tricks for the New Slacker”

  1. dyaimz says:

    I used to get tracks I favourited sent to my linked twitter account. The last tweet sent was in May. Has this function been abandoned?

  2. Joe Crawford says:

    Hi dyaimz: the feature was removed because of issues Slacker had integrating with the Twitter API. You can contact support via if you have other questions.

  3. John Michaels says:

    I am a subscriber to Slacker Premium and have been unable to access lyrics since the last two (or so) versions have come out. I usually listen on my smartphone app. When I tried the instruction to click on the song title nothing happened. I tried clicking on the song title on the album that was showing and on the playlist to no avail. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks.

  4. Rome says:

    At this time Lyrics are not available. Unfortunately the company that we had been using to provide the lyrics when out of business without any notice. We are currently looking into other options, but at this time we don’t have any further updates.

    Best regards,
    Rome E
    Slacker Support

  5. Brandon says:

    What’s the “Artist Discovery” slider do in fine tuning and how to I use it. And when do you think the lyrics tool will be usable because that would be so cool so many more people would buy subscriptions.

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