Internet radio service Slacker Radio have updated their app to emphasise their original shows that take you behind and beyond the music of artists with over 250 interactive episodes.

Music streamers Slacker Radio are improving their app to highlight their niche in exclusive original shows hosted and featuring a variety of artists. In a music streaming landscape that’s moving into video content Slacker are the first radio service to do it and the most original we’ve seen.

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CEO of Slacker Radio, Duncan Orrell-Jones said: “Since our inception Slacker has been focused on reinventing the radio experience, an attribute that sets us apart from other terrestrial, internet radio or satellite music services. We believe the magic of music listening does not come from the music catalog alone, rather the way in which the song is delivered to the listener.”

With that in mind Slacker’s update introduces a new user interface that doesn’t just aim to look prettier but make it easier than ever to access all your favourite content – whether that be one of Slacker’s themed stations, an artist curated show, on-demand streaming, etc.

There are 12 original shows showcased with the update, boasting over 250 interactive episodes of original shows, including:

The Count-up: Over 100 episodes showcasing the biggestSlacker radio music streaming songs from major artists,
as dictated by the listening patterns of Slacker users

Ranked: Slacker curators bring you the best, worst, funniest, and weirdest from the intersection of music and pop culture, with topics like “44 Greatest Living Guitar Gods” and “The 55 Most Controversial Songs of All Time”

Artist DNA: Take a journey into what makes your favourite artists tick, with a mixture of music and expert commentary. New episodes are added weekly covering every major artist (new and old) from every genre

The Twenty: Pop culture, holidays, current events: these are 20 songs with a unifying theme, such as “East Coast Hip Hop” and “Songs Dads Like”

Goes To 11: Passionate musicians talk about their inspirations and tell the stories behind their favourite artists and songs

Throwback Thirty: A countdown of the hottest Slacker songs from five years ago, updated the first Thursday of each month with flashback commentary on what we’re all talking about and listening to

I Am The DJ: Leading artists curate and host their own stations, featuring stories, music and surprises

CEO Duncan Orrell-Jones finished by saying: “The latest version of Slacker is all about providing an interactive combination of music, personality and storytelling, that can’t be found in any other music service today.”

You can start streaming music and Slacker’s fantastic shows for free from: