Xbox is getting Spotify support starting today


You’re going to want a greater sound system: Microsoft simply introduced that Spotify is coming to . The announcement follows weeks of rumors, and a close to two-year lag for the reason that received entry to the music streaming service again in 2015. 

Spotify will probably be out there to obtain on Xbox One units in 34 nations world wide beginning at the moment and the streaming service will work on the system no matter whether or not you’re a free or a Premium Spotify person.

Similarly to how Spotify works on PS4, Microsoft says the Xbox One model of the app will be capable of perform within the background, pumping out the jams with out taking on any treasured display actual property.

In phrases of choosing music or constructing a playlist, it could both be accomplished on the console itself by way of the Spotify app or out of your cellphone, pill, or laptop computer utilizing the Spotify Connect characteristic.

To have a good time the launch, Microsoft has assembled plenty of playlists to get you began together with the hopefully satirically named ‘ and ‘’ playlists, in addition to a specially-curated playlist by Xbox’s .

Spotify’s complete 30 million-plus music catalogue will probably be out there on the console model of the app for each free and premium members however, do you have to need an ad-free expertise or greater audio high quality utilizing the desktop or cellular apps, you’ll have to ante up $9.99/£9.99/AU$11.99 per thirty days.

Music has no console choice

Spotify’s arrival on Xbox One lastly balances the scales of streaming providers on the 2 main consoles, the Xbox One and the PS4. 

Its absence was felt most when Spotify first launched on PlayStation four two years in the past (particularly when Microsoft was nonetheless pushing its first-party music retailer), and it’s since been a lingering level of competition between the 2 consoles. 

While it might have taken years to get up to now, Spotify is lastly catering to each audiences – a choice which may’ve been made potential by the addition of the background music characteristic Microsoft added in August of final yr. (Though, admittedly, we would not be shocked if there have been some form of contractual obligation concerned when Spotify signed on with Sony’s system in 2015.)

Regardless, Spotify’s right here to remain on Xbox and whereas that most likely doesn’t spell the top of the console chilly struggle, it’s one step on the trail of reconciliation. 

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