February 26th 2013 12:01 pm PT

“Zona Latina”, Slacker launch on Xbox LIVE

Today, we’re introducing a comprehensive destination for all Latino-oriented content on Xbox LIVE called “Zona Latina,” as well as the new app, Slacker.

Zona Latina (United States)

  • The first experience on Xbox LIVE to allow you to access rich TV, movie, music, news and sports from various partners in a designated and easy-to-use Hispanic media hub available across the Xbox LIVE dashboard.
  • Features culturally relevant content for Latinos from entertainment providers* such as Telemundo, Univision HBO GO, Hulu Plus, NBC Latino, and VEVO.

Slacker (United States, Canada)

  • Explore millions of songs and hundreds of expert-programmed stations for free to Xbox LIVE subscribers.*
  • Discover the latest music news, artist interviews and recommendations from Slacker’s team of music curators.
  • Enjoy a personalized music experience with controls to adjust your radio with newer, older or more popular songs.

*Additional subscriptions/fees may be required or sold separately. Kinect functionality available with select Xbox LIVE content and varies by feature and country. For additional details and availability, see http://www.xbox.com/live.

Xbox 360, Xbox Live By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

    Erm I think it is a poor choice of words “slacker” since this content is aimed at latin americans

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Garcia/1360847381 David Garcia

      Lee Rayson,

      Slacker is the name of a separate music app that is launching, the Latin specific application is called Zona Latina. The name for the music app was probably inspired by the lifestyle of the younger crowd, those who like to skim over posts and make assumptive replies without reading the content or those who read comic books all day and have batman as their profile icon..

      ..but thanks for assuming it was somehow connected to people of my ethnicity, we appreciate that.

      • Russell Gorall

        David Garcia,

        I think he simply misread it, but thanks for assuming everyone is racist.

        It just makes the world so much easier to keep up with hatred like your own.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Garcia/1360847381 David Garcia

          I never called him racist outright but certainly felt the need to point out the foolish reaction of seeing “Slacker” and “Latino” put together by process of skimming over a post, and coming in to the rescue by trying to break up something that actually had no connection in the first place. Racist is hate, and I doubt he goes around spitting out slurs to any and all people of different ethnicities but there HAS to be a calling of foul for his comment, lest he fails to see his “well intentioned” error.

          Also, if you read his reply below,. I don’t think he’s worth your defense. Either there is no true thought process in anything he writes or English is not his primary (or secondary) language and hope of proper communication is lost upon him. I might find the language barrier excusable because generally with it comes cultural differences that might justify the thought process.. but let’s be honest, that’s probably not the case.

      • http://www.facebook.com/chris.grub.5 Chris Grub

        That was awesome. We need more people on the Internet like you. Thank you.

      • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

        I’m assuming and your assuming I wasn’t being racist your assuming that like I assumed some people would take offence over the name of the app since we live in a world of stereo types


      They are two different services. ;o)

    • EndrzGame

      Erm, Zona Latina is one thing and the Slacker app is a completely different thing. But thanks for showing us how you think. Now we know.

      • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

        Read my response to David garica

    • TonyLN

      I thought the same when I read the headline… I was thinking about how I slack off and watch TV when I should be doing other things… I was like cool, I want a Slacker Interface… Then I read the article and realized it was two different things.

      The title should be: Zona Latina & Slacker Apps launch on Xbox LIVE

      There is no need for the quote around Zona Latina — or they should both have them… That is part of what makes it misleading.

      • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

        Glad I wasn’t the only one who misread then

    • BigBernard

      Dopey Ginger racist.

    • Russell Gorall


  • http://twitter.com/noelgomesmaster Noel Gomes


  • Onlyhit

    Great!!!! Thanks!

  • Guest

    Slacker radio is great! when can we expect to see the app on Live?

  • Kiesey78

    Great news thanks :-)

  • Jim B




  • Russell Gorall

    Why would you name a Hispanic app “Slacker”, that is extremely weird.

    Is Tommy Chong sponsoring the Latina thing? He is one of Microsoft’s favorite Hispanics.

  • http://twitter.com/fcviotto Fernando Coli Viotto

    I’m very impressed with he fact that this doesn’t actually reaches any countries in South America where Xbox Live is absurdly lacking content.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JunyPerez Jose Perez

    where the zona latina i cant find it

  • http://www.facebook.com/JunyPerez Jose Perez

    Zona Latina where r u

  • ElektroDragon

    Where is Zone Francophone for our Quebecois friends?

  • Spokker

    Finally an app for Latinas like me.

  • Vince

    Why can’t i listne to slacker while playing games

  • http://twitter.com/GameGenie_Ferny El Ferny Chingon

    Zona Latina is straight feminine. It might de tour a lot of the male audience. I speak spanish and I was reading this, I thought it was a section for latin women.
    Latin Zone or even Zono Latino is better. Its the male “version” but it is the more generalized/ traditional version.
    I mean, it looks great with a lot of content, but my initial thought was it was for women.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JunyPerez Jose Perez

    where do i see the latina hub i cant see anything