Although Windows Phone users have Microsoft’s new Xbox Music service to show off to friends, some folks still have their favorite streaming services, with Slacker Radio near the top. We’ve always liked the Pandora-like player for Windows Phone so it’s great to see it getting optimized for 8 and a Windows 8 RT version as well.

The Windows Phone 8 version is not too different and current users even on Windows Phone 7 can get the update. The new version just allows usage of the doublewide tile with no advanced features like Lock screen wallpaper.

In related news, the company has also released their Windows 8 RT app, which users of the Surface can go and grab now. The app it well designed and is “Designed to make full use of the tiles, multitasking, Share charm, and intuitive UI features found in Windows 8”. The app ain’t too shabby and we have to admit, we like using it with our Plus account. In addition, Slacker has teamed up with ABC News for live streaming of the US election coverage today, giving users on the go or at work an easy way

User can pick up Slacker Radio for Windows Phone 8 here in the Store and for Windows 8 here in that Store.

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