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Slacker Radio on dish network?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by bluegras, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. bluegras

    bluegras Godfather

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    do you think slacker radio will come to dish network?a friend of mine told me about it when i was at a cruise night last night.please check them out.

    http://www.slacker.com/

    Thanks

    Allen bluegras
     
  2. Jim148

    Jim148 Godfather

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    I rather doubt it.
     
  3. BeckiB@Dish Network

    BeckiB@Dish Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    I am happy to forward a request for this station on your behalf!
     
  4. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

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    Its not happening!!!!
     
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  5. FarmerBob

    FarmerBob Godfather

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    I rather doubt DISH will run anything that requires Flash. I think people are starting to confuse DISH's STB's with Smart devices and TV's just because they have just a couple of what they call and looks like apps.
     
  6. bluegras

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    can someone from DIRT please contact me i have someone from slacker would like to talk to someone from dish about maybe getting slacker added onto the dish network hopper?any help would be appreciated you can PM if you would like to.

    Thanks

    Allen Culver
    Illinois
     
  7. Michael P

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    Does Pandora require Flash?

    Since we have Pandora, I don't see a need for any other streaming music service.
     
  8. FarmerBob

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    It does. I have it on my AVR and laptop, but can't use it on my main computer due security reasons with Flash. So I take it back. They might be able to support it. But I still doubt they will sighting that they already have a ton of music available and there could be contract conflicts. Who knows . . .
     
  9. bluegras

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    a friend of mine told me about this website and they have alot more music than pandora has spotify would work perfect for me on dish network also.

    Allen
     
  10. FarmerBob

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    Although I was surprised and delighted to see Pandora available, I don't see DISH as a music purveyor anymore than they already are. I trust that they would leave it up to your AVR's and other peripherals that survive off of apps. But we'll see. I wouldn't mind it.

    Licensing, costs, negotiations and all that . . . I wouldn't count on it.
     
  11. Michael P

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    In the days before Sirius and XM merged Dish was first to offer Sirius (after having MUZAK which they kept). Then Direct offered XM and dropped Music Choice IIRC. We are better off with Sirius/XM + MUZAK + Pandora than Direct with only Sirius/XM.

    There is a big difference between the satellite delivered music channels and the streaming music services. With streaming you get a customized program delivered via broadband (i.e. not available if you don't also have broadband) while MUZAK and SXM are fixed channels with no customization. Those are technically easier to carry than the streaming services.

    Keep in mind that any music service incurs costs that get paid to music rights organizations to be distributed to the composers and artists. On your computer some of these services are ad supported. On satellite there are no ads so it must cost more to carry these services. I'm not sure about Pandora, it appears I hear ads when listening on a PC more often than on Dish, yet i get the same customized "channels" that I created.
     
  12. Michael P

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  13. bluegras

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    slacker and spotify would be perfect on dish network because i know alot of bluegrass artists prefer these two over pandora i enven asked them why because of paying payments to songwriters i would like to see these come as apps.

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    Allen
     
  14. Michael P

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    Can't you just create a Bluegrass channel on Pandora? Pandora does pay royalties. I don't think the other two would pay the artists any more than Pandora.
     
  15. bluegras

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    i have been talking to slacker and what they need for is to a demand from you folks to come to dish network.this is what i need for you to do contact dish network and let them know to add the slacker app.any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Allen bluegras
    Illinois
     
  16. mwdxer

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    I believe there is a Slacker app on the Roku. Roku has a lot of streaming music channels.

    Patrick
     
  17. bluegras

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    hi patrick i noticed that also i would like to see slacker along with tunein radio and also spotify come to dish network they all have different music.

    Thanks


    Allen
     
  18. James Long

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    Yes ... you have made your point. Please do not turn this into a petition or cause as that would violate our site rules.

    (If you have any questions PM a moderator, any moderator.)
     

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