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.


Welcome to the Brand New Slacker

The new Slacker is officially live!

Today is a big day. We have been sitting on our hands in anticipation and bursting with excitement as we prepared to unveil a completely redesigned, restructured  and revamped Slacker. And now – the day has arrived.


Slacker Logo

The new Slacker is here.

The start of a new era.

The blossoming of a beautiful new friendship.



So welcome to Slacker – where you will enjoy the best music experience you can get on what is now the most complete music service on Earth. What exactly does that mean? Take a look:



Since 2006, our collective passion for music, commitment to improve, and determination to offer our users the best music experience possible, has brought us to this point. We are now able to offer our 4+ million users more than 13 million songs, the industry’s deepest customization tools, and our unique team of expert music curators and hosts who constantly update Slacker’s more than 200 genre and specialty stations. Gone are the days of hearing the same song over and over again. With Slacker, your music is always fresh, new and exciting.

With today’s launch, Slacker now has the world’s most complete music service for the Web, mobile, auto and home devices, that weave together a seamless music discovery experience everywhere you go. No matter how you listen, when you listen and what you listen to, you will always get uniquely personalized entertainment and countless easy-to-use features.

Watch this video to take a tour of the new Slacker design and see the features you will enjoy:



Now dive right in. Go to Slacker and create your own station or explore hundreds of our specialty stations. Also, make sure to check out the mobile apps and home devices. Remember, Slacker is free on any device.  But, you can also subscribe to Slacker Radio Plus or Slacker Premium service that delivers the ultimate experience. Click here for more information about subscriptions.

We love feedback so feel free to let us know what you think. And, stay tuned. It is going to be a big year at Slacker and a lot of  exciting things are coming your way!