Slacker Radio is all about reconnecting you to what makes radio great. Our team of curators have built hundreds of stations that will deliver the hits, surprise you, and keep you completely looped in to what's happening in the worlds of music, news and entertainment. Our hosts will keep you company along the way, including guest-commentators ranging from John Legend to Tyler Oakley to Florida Georgia Line. While we start with an expert team of curators who create exceptional stations, the final music flow is dictated by the songs and artists that you "heart" and "ban." This interactivity even extends into news and sports programming from ABC, ESPN and more. Listen free for as long as you like or upgrade to a Slacker subscription for ad-free listening, unlimited song skips, offline play and on-demand access to your favorite songs, albums and artists. Slacker Radio. Radio that listens to you.

Available on

Mobile device

Mobile device

Version notes

Version number: Varies by device

• Verizon subscriber’s can set their favorite music as Ringback Tones for their family and friends* • Various bug fixes and performance improvements *Requires subscription to Slacker Radio Tones

System Requirements

OS Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture ARM
Touch Integrated Touch
OS Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture ARM
Touch Integrated Touch

Additional info

Published by
Slacker Inc.

Approximate download size
2.96 MB - 10.66 MB


  • Age rating
  • Entertainment Software Rating Board


    Diverse Content: Discretion Advised

    Digital Purchases

This app can
Use your location
Use your microphone
Use your contacts
Use an anonymous Microsoft account
Use your media library
Use your device network services
Access your browser
Use your music
Use any of your Windows Phone sensors
Use devices that support Near Field Communication (NFC) services
Send push notifications
Use the media items that are currently playing
Use your device’s speech recognition and text-to-speech (TTS) services
Use the photos in your media library
Use information about your device
Use your phone

Get this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

Language supported
English (United States)

Publisher Info
Publisher Website
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Platform: Mobile

Is a great app, sucks that they have pulled free support. I'm not paying for a subscription to stream on a device that is just my portable media player now.




Platform: Mobile

Still love slacker after 7ish years.

The app just kinda sucks especially compared to the Android version. One glaring issue is after you take out your headphones and the music stops. Or at least it's supposed to. At times it starts back up randomly. I feel like the app is hard to navigate compared to the Android one. Also you can't change the audio quality in the WP app. I find the service well worth the $4 a month. Recently I used Spotify premium a few months just to try it. Did not feel like it was worth the price and came back. Basically if you like listening to the radio but wish they played more music you like then you'll like slacker. ABC and Music news breaks by Red break it up a bit. You can program it to also give you sports updates but since I'm not a sports fan So I can't tell you it that's any good.




Platform: Mobile

Barely works But it has the best Music

Love the selections of music 🎶 but the app is buggy and likes to lock up. And as of recently this app no longer works you can install and pay for it but only listen to a few seconds before it crashes. Until its fixed it is not worth downloading let alone the $9.99.

2 out of 3 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

No Longer Free on Windows 10

Great app that I used almost every day. Today it cut in with a special announcement: "Hate to break it to you, but you will no longer be able to use the free app on your device. Upgrade to premium or go to slacker". This is quite disappointing since I believe it's still free on Android and iOS. I have a message of my own for Slacker: "Hate to break it to you, but I'm deleting your app and switching to Spotify."

8 out of 8 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

This is trialware

While the app doesn't nag you to purchase the upgrade and there is no time limit for using the app it's very clear they want you to subscribe to the service. The app stops playing after one or two songs, then you have to hit the play button again. I had considered purchasing a subscription, but if this us how the app functions I'll just drop the app and service altogether.

3 out of 4 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

I'm VERY close to stopping my premium subscription. Frequent crashes, interface freezes, sound quality is hit or miss. I liked the old app when you could see what the next song was and not have it freeze up between songs. Quit being flashy and fix this app.

6 out of 7 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

Love the new UI changes, though the controls to remind me a bit too much of iOS. Despite the lovely visual upgrade, use of tiles in the UI, and general performance improvements -- the app still has intermittent crashes. So far: Switching to app from drop down media controls, switching to another app and back while in the settings menu, changing stations. I haven't tried starting up without data service (a common crash on the former app), but I have a feeling that has been fixed. Edit: Most of the issues have been fixed. However all my cached radio stations gain negative "skip" opportunities as they play. Im currently at -26. Still wish the UI evoked more of a Metro feel.

One person found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

Takes too long to refresh the stations on the radio and put some anime radio stations on there for petes sake.

2 out of 3 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

Last update seems to be working great. I prefer Slacker to the other music streaming services because they actually provide a different variety for the stations I listen to. So far, so good.

One person found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

It's slow and clunky, takes ages for the album art to load and it won't load music on anything other than my 4G LTE connection. Pandora is the far superior streaming music app

One person found this helpful.



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