Slacker’s got a new gig going with Aha Radio, and it’s taking the music streaming service somewhere it’s never gone before… into the car. According to the official press release, Slacker is partnering with Aha to get Slacker embedded in after-market car radios manufactured by Pioneer. Slacker execs have been hinting at a partnership like this for some time, and it’s a logical next step for the streaming service. In addition to Slacker’s curated and customizable radio stations, the Slacker Premium on-demand service makes a convenient car companion. Why jack in your iPod when your car stereo already has access to a much larger music library? Unless your tastes are exceedingly eclectic, chances are Slacker can cover you between its on-demand and streaming station options.
Since I upgraded this summer to a phone capable of supporting the Slacker service, I find I’m pretty well set for my mobile listening needs. But, if I were commuting the way I used to, a new car radio with Slacker would be tops on my wish list. Aha says it’s working with automotive and CE manufacturers toward product launches later this year and throughout 2012.