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Slacker Radio Receives Update to Version 4.0, Complete UI Overhaul in the House


This morning, the Slacker Radio team released a major update for their Android app to version 4.0. Inside, you won’t find too many new features, but what you will find is a complete user interface redesign. It’s full of whites and blue, which is much different than the dark UI it was previously. If you ask me, it gives off a Windows phone vibe with the tiles that we see on the homepage. 

Either way, it’s still a solid app, but I’m hoping we see a dark theme come out for it soon. Go grab it in Google Play and bang your head to some tunes this morning.

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Cheers JBartCAPS!

  • brando56894

    Looks pretty ugly, I like the original theme a lot better. Hopefully they fixed the quality of the app because I used to love it but when they introduced slacker pro/on demand streaming it started to suck: my songs would drop out after 30 seconds and skip to the next song, or they would take forever to load on a strong 4G connection. I switched to Pandora.

  • saimin

    New UI is ugly, but it seems more responsive than the old one.

  • Ter

    Wonder if they’d fixed the battery drain issues

  • Isaiah PEz

    you guys must be sick, the dark UI sucked

  • imhowie

    I thought the same thing when I opened it up. It looks just like live tiles.

  • High contrast UI = good
    Bright colors and Windows Phone mimicking = meh

  • Leave to Slacker to actually reduce functionality with an update….unless I’m missing something, I can no longer see “next song” information. Also, I always found it helpful to see the current track cache/buffer.

    • raptir

      If you start to swipe to the right but don’t lift your finger, you will see the next track without skipping.

  • JBartcaps

    Umm, it’s actually a very good update

  • White just too bright. Needs option for a dark theme.

  • NickRo7

    I certainly hope they give users the option of a darker theme. I will not update mine until they do. The website theme was updated too, but at least with that they give you the option to switch back to the older darker version.

  • Jeff Tycz

    So they made it look like a windows phone 8 application???

    • Futbolrunner

      Down to the ads!

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  • New_Guy

    Thank you! The old UI was not good at all. can’t wait to give this a try.

  • Sean

    The update actually works? I got 3 different errors when trying to install it, so I just disabled the app.

    • Futbolrunner

      Works on my Note 2

      • LionStone

        Works on DNA no problem.