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Use the Amazon Fire Phone to Discover the Perfect Music for Any Moment with Slacker Radio

You just received a new Fire phone from Amazon – what’s next? Sit back, relax and let Slacker Radio’s team of professional DJs entertain you with the perfect music to match your mood. Slacker Radio has just released an all-new version of the mobile music app designed to take advantage of the Fire phone’s unique, intuitive interface. Download Slacker for Fire phone for free in the Amazon App Store.

Slacker Radio reinvents radio with hundreds of handcrafted stations featuring original programming hosted by professional DJs from across the country. Stations adapt to each listener’s musical tastes based on individual feedback and can be personalized with content from ESPN, ABC News, The Weather Channel, Univision, and American Public Media. If you can’t find the right station, with a few clicks you can create a personalized station that reflects your own unique tastes in music that can be shared with friends.

The new version of Slacker takes advantage of the Fire phone tilt controls, allowing listeners to learn more about a song, discover related artists or access recently played music by simply tilting the device left or right. A new widget also provides the ability to play, pause and access recently played content directly from the Fire phone’s homescreen.

“Slacker Radio is reinventing the art and science of great radio, combining the human touch of handpicked content with customizable news, sports, and talk that adapts to the listener,” said Steve Cotter, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Slacker. “The Amazon Fire phone’s intuitive new interface makes it even easier for Slacker Radio listeners to lean back and be entertained by dynamic, truly personalized radio.”

It’s easy to start listening to Slacker: download the app or start up a stream on the web site for free. For $3.99 a month, you can skip songs to your heart’s content, listen offline, customize your ESPN and ABC News feeds, all ad-free. Combine those features with on-demand access to Slacker Radio’s library of more than 14 million songs for only $9.99 a month.

Slacker Radio is available on Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Blackberry devices, and will be in more than 80 vehicle models from Ford, GM, Chrysler Group, Acura, Honda, Scion, Subaru and Tesla by the end of 2014. Slacker Radio is the only digital music service that has billing and distribution deals with every major North American wireless provider, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular.

For more information about Slacker Radio or to listen for free, visit www.slacker.com

About Slacker

Slacker Radio delivers the perfect music for any moment. The company offers free and subscription-based access to millions of songs and hundreds of DJ-programmed stations, plus news, sports and talk, on the web, mobile devices, in-car infotainment systems and consumer electronics platforms. By blending a team of expert music curators and content programmers with cutting-edge analytics, Slacker delivers a seamless music discovery experience and uniquely personalized entertainment. Slacker was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA. For more information about Slacker, or to listen for free, visit www.slacker.com

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