Spotify launches on the Xbox One

Lynne Hanson
August 9, 2017

The video at the top of the page details all of the changes and you can find the Xbox One Preview Update details/notes on the following page, as well as a look at how the "light" theme looks on the Xbox for Windows 10 app!

Whether you're battling hordes of enemies, scoring the winning goal or just enjoying the scenic routes of your favorite open world game, the greatest gaming experiences all have one thing in common - a majestic soundtrack.

Microsoft and Spotify are joining forces to let Xbox One users stream music while playing games.

On a related note, Spotify is coming to Xbox Live today, according to Aaron Greenberg, head of Xbox Games Marketing. Don't be! You can also control playback on your Xbox wirelessly from the Spotify app on your phone, tablet or desktop using Spotify Connect.

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On the home screen, players will be able to see their most recently played games along with hints, suggestions and advertisements. Or check out new releases. Alternatively, you can choose to play an album or playlist from your existing saved collection.

Press the Xbox button on your controller to bring up the Xbox menu. The move comes ahead of the Xbox One X launch this November, the highly-anticipated upgrade to the original Xbox One that plays supported games at 4K resolution.

With the launch of Spotify, Microsoft has gained a crucial feature previously exclusive to Sony's console. Although Microsoft would rather players use its own Groove platform, the company has collaborated with Spotify to ensure the app offers the best possible experience.

The app is controllable through your phone, as long as it's connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

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