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Slacker on Roku

Internet music service is on the streaming device

Slacker Radio, an Internet music service, is launching Slacker Radio on Roku.

Roku is a dedicated Internet media streaming device previously concentrating on video.

Slacker will have its own dedicated Roku channel, a news release said. The Slacker Radio on Roku service will be free. 

Ed Lee, vice president of business development for Roku, said of the Slacker radio channel, “We expect it to quickly become a customer favorite.”

Jonathan Sasse, senior vice president of marketing for Slacker, said, “We want to give our listeners access to Slacker wherever they happen to be, and launching on the Roku platform is a big step forward for us in the connected home.”

Slacker has also announced a “preview” version compatible with Windows 8. According to a release it has been “created specifically for Windows 8 to fully utilize the features of the Windows Metro style UI.”