Spotify Finally Arrives on Xbox One

Nichole Vega
August 9, 2017

The new app, which is available from the Xbox Store from today, features background listening meaning you can soundtrack games with your own personal music taste.

Microsoft has launched its next major update to select Xbox One and Windows 10 users which brings yet another, much-needed interface overhaul to the Xbox platform with vastly improved speeds.

All of your playlists and curated mixes will be available, as well as the browse and discovery features you're used to in other versions.

All this and more is available on the latest Xbox update released to Insiders yesterday. We'll be sharing more when the update releases to more fans later this year. You can use Spotify Connect to control your Xbox wirelessly from the app on your smart device or PC - a feature that works impressively well when I switch the current player from PC to phone almost seamlessly.

With the new design, the new Xbox Live homepage can be customized with a variety of "content blocks" that let users easily launch games or apps.

Earlier on Wednesday we learned the next-gen console will offer a "significant... noticeable improvement" over the PS4 Pro graphics.

Regardless, Spotify's here to stay on Xbox and while that probably doesn't spell the end of the console cold war, it's one step on the path of reconciliation.

He said the visual experience for the forthcoming Project Cars sequel, due out in September, will only be topped by a high-end PC.

Home, Social, and My Games and Apps screens are also now unified, with no unnecessary loading when you switch between them to call up additional assets, which is a nice change for people bothered by unnecessary visual fluff bogging down menu navigation.

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