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Slacker Launches Customizable Weather Forecasts

Partners with The Weather Channel

Streaming service Slacker, in partnership with The Weather Channel, has launched customizable forecasts and updates. The new forecasting station can be set by location and is available on smartphones, tablets, in-car infotainment systems, consumer electronics devices and online.

“The Weather Channel is synonymous with anytime, anywhere access to the most accurate forecasts and weather content …,” said John Hayase, Slacker’s chief product officer.

The Weather Channel station will deliver national and regional weather news based on a user’s ZIP code, but can be set for any region. The forecasts are available for 22 markets across the United States and will be updated four times a day to show current conditions, short and long range forecasts, as well as severe weather coverage.

Slacker launched its digital music service in 2010 and recently expanded opened offices in Palo Alto, Calif., and New York City.