SAN DIEGO, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Slacker, Inc. today announced integration with Windows Internet Explorer 9 (IE9). For a limited time Slacker listeners using IE9 on a Windows 7 based PC will receive one free month of Slacker Radio Plus when they pin Slacker to their taskbar. The Slacker music experience is available on the web at www.Slacker.com.
Internet Explorer 9 was designed to bring sites front and center through Windows 7, enabling a more immersive Web experience. Features such as Pinned Sites and Jump Lists enable people to put their favorite websites directly on the Windows 7 Taskbar, as though they were native applications. Users can then quickly and easily perform tasks related to those websites, such as checking their inboxes, interacting with their music, accepting friend invitations or receiving breaking news.
The Slacker integration with IE9 is optimized for the ultimate listening experience and showcases a customized web interface that takes full advantage of all IE9 has to offer. IE9 provides Slacker Radio listeners unique functionality that includes easy access and control with the ability to mark songs as favorites, ban and skip songs as well as change stations – all from the Windows 7 Web thumbnail preview.
"Slacker and Internet Explorer 9 combine to deliver a top notch, Web-based Personal Radio experience," said Jonathan Sasse, senior vice president of marketing at Slacker. "In celebration we are excited to offer free Slacker Radio Plus for Slacker listeners to enjoy while using Internet Explorer 9 on a Windows 7 PC."
Slacker Radio offers a fully customizable and personal online radio experience that includes the most varied and compelling range of content offered by any Internet radio service. The Slacker Radio experience includes over 140 expert-programmed music stations, ABC news, comedy, custom artist-hosted showcase stations and leading music festival stations. Listeners can also create their own radio stations based on a favorite song, artist or mix of artists.
With a music catalog that is over ten times larger than the leading competitor, Slacker Radio gives listeners the ultimate music discovery resource by providing artist biographies and images as well as album reviews and art. The Slacker Radio Plus Web promotion features all the same great benefits of Slacker Basic Radio along with ad-free listening*, complete song lyrics, unlimited song skipping and song requests as well as customized content from ABC News.
Pricing and Availability
The free Slacker Radio Plus promotion for IE9 users will be available through May 31, 2011. To access the promotion listeners with IE9 simply need to pin www.Slacker.com to their Windows 7 taskbar. The offer is exclusive to the Web-based version of Slacker running on a Windows 7 PC, and not available on other platforms or for Slacker smartphone apps. For additional details, please visit www.Slacker.com/IE9.
About Slacker, Inc.
Slacker is the world's first Personal Radio company offering "Your Radio Everywhere." Slacker enables music lovers to play highly personalized music online at the Slacker web site or on the go with Slacker Personal Radio players and mobile phones. Slacker mobile applications are currently available for Android, iPhone, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone 7, Palm webOS and BlackBerry smartphones. For more information visit http://www.Slacker.com/everywhere.
* As part of the free Radio Plus promotion with IE9, listeners will hear a single audio mention notifying them of their free experience as well as a single visual banner indicating they are part of the free promotion.
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