Spotify Will Bring Streaming Music to Xbox One

All signs point to an impending launch for the Spotify streaming service on Xbox One.


There’s no official announcement just yet, but a Spotify app is on its way to Xbox One. Now you’ll be able to stream your favorite Taylor Swift songs in your living room, through those sweet television speakers.

As noted on Reddit, Xbox brand ambassador Larry Hryb (better known to many as Major Nelson) was recently seen using “Spotify Music – for Xbox” on his Xbox One. A Spotify Music app with the same name has been available on the Windows Store for some time, servicing those who wish to use the service on their Windows 10 PC.

Spotify is one of the leading services for music aficionados, featuring millions of songs from artists representing a wide variety of genres (including video game music). It is available in an ad-supported free version, or listeners can pay a monthly membership fee to trim the ads and skip songs they don’t like, among other features.

PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 console users have had access to Spotify for a couple of years now, so Microsoft is a bit slow to the punch, but the news that relief is on the way should still please Xbox One gamers who enjoy music. The timing is good, too, as the app should arrive near the Xbox One X launch. Do you plan to stream music on your Xbox One?

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    August 7, 2017 1:13 PM

    Jason Venter posted a new article, Spotify Will Bring Streaming Music to Xbox One

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      August 7, 2017 1:38 PM

      Will this allow the music to be played while gaming or must your be in the app?

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        August 7, 2017 1:39 PM

        You can run Groove while you're gaming, so not sure why Spotify would be any different.

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      August 7, 2017 1:53 PM

      I love using Spotify on my PS4. Great news for XBox owners.

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      August 7, 2017 2:46 PM

      Huh. Given that they used the UWP bridge for Win32 apps to bring Spotify to the Windows Store id be pretty surprised to see this since it would either be an Xbox specific app or it'd be a full on UWP app which would make me wonder why they didn't just wait to deliver the desktop app that way.

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        August 7, 2017 4:20 PM

        Can you explain what you’re saying? I don’t quite follow. Are you saying a universal app that works on all of them? Haven’t read the article to know if it’s stated, but Spotify was exclusive to ps4 for a while and maybe they just held onto this until they were out of exclusivity.

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