Monday, June 4, 2012

E3: Slacker Radio comes to Xbox 360

Microsoft's Xbox 360 is rapidly expanding it's entertainment possibilities thanks to the additions of Internet Explorer and SmartGlass (among other things), now you can add Slacker Radio to the mix.

The popular online music streaming service is indeed on the way to the console courtesy of Xbox Live.
“Xbox 360 brings games and entertainment to our customers and Slacker Radio brings a massive selection of radio stations programmed by expert DJs,” said Kathy Styponias, general manager of Media & Entertainment Group, Interactive Entertainment Business, Microsoft Corp. “By accessing Slacker Radio on Xbox with the power of Kinect and the intelligence of Bing voice search, we’re making music and entertainment more personal, social and effortless.”
Exclusive to Xbox Live Gold members, the streaming service brings with it over 200 stations of music, sports, and news. Users will also be able to interact with the App using Kinect (natch) and fully personalize every station to their own tastes and preferences.

Slacker will be available as a free download (again, for Gold members) sometime 'soon' (but no official date yet).