Maybe a rebranding was in order, but alas, this music service will Slack on. The Fine Tune system is a huge win for people who do a lot of listening.
It’s also improving its presence on home devices like SONOS, Sony and Logitech smart TVs, and will soon launch on Xbox.
Rather than dumping you into its music player and asking you to do the work of building stations, the new Slacker Music Guide fills the homepage with recommendations.
The Sirius XM people are a PITA to deal with but once you know how to do it, XM, Nav Weather and Nav Traffic can be had for about 100 bucks per year...
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Premium users can customize their sports news in a stunningly granular way.
Say you only care about NCAA football, you can pick and choose what sports, leagues, and teams you want to hear about thanks to ESPN.For .99 a month you also get Spotify-style on-demand service so you can search for and play any song you want any time.Slacker’s CEO Jim Cady tells me the service earns money even on free users, and pulls in solid margins from both tiers of paid customers.S.), Sirius XM satellite radio has around 24 million paid subscribers, and Pandora has over 175 million listeners.Most people couldn’t even tell you what Slacker is.Beyond Pandora’s shallow thumbs up and thumbs down personalization, Slacker’s “Fine Tune” system lets you control sliders to hone in on older or newer music, discovery or your favorites, and popular or underground jams.