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I’ve been a fan of Slacker Radio for some time now. They recently did a massive overhaul of their services, including their website and their mobile apps and they also have a Windows 8 app. Today, Slacker has released an app for the Xbox 360! Along with the new service comes a new Videogame Music Station, Curated by Destructoid. It is also integrated with Kinect, offering voice-controlled services.

It looks as though you’ll need to be an Xbox Live subscriber to download it, which is like most other apps available on the Xbox. For Slacker, they offer a free service, which is ad-supported, or two paid subscription tiers for their service at $3.99/month or $9.99/month.

For those of you that aren’t aware of Slacker, it is a radio service similar to Pandora where you can create stations based on your favorite artists or songs. There are also many Slacker-created stations out there which you can fine tune. You can checkout the station I created here.

From their Facebook page, they’re running a sweepstakes where you can win an Xbox 360 and they’ll also give you a free month of Slacker Premium just for entering. More details are available here.

Press Release

SAN DIEGO, CA — (Marketwire) — 02/26/13 — 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 Destructoid.com 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 www.slacker.com

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

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 www.slacker.com

For regular Slacker updates, follow Slacker at www.Twitter.com/SlackerRadio, become a Fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SlackerRadio, watch Slacker video content at www.YouTube.com/Slacker or visit www.Slacker.com.

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

Source: Bloomberg