UPDATE ONE: The release of Spotify on Microsoft’s Xbox One console has now been confirmed.
The console app, which has only been available on Sony’s PlayStation 4 console up until now, looks set to launch very soon.
The official product page has gone live ahead of the Spotify release, giving us all the details on what it will include.
According to latest information, the app will function in a similar fashion to the one currently available on the PS4.
The Spotify product page confirms: “Soundtrack your gaming with the new Spotify app, free on Xbox One. Listen to your favorite music as you play any game, and browse playlists for every mood using your Xbox One Controller.”
CONFIRMED SPOTIFTY FEATURES:
- Listen to music in the background while you game, for free.
- Browse your favourite albums, songs and playlists.
- Easy playback from your Xbox One Controller, or change tunes from your mobile or tablet without leaving the game.
- Find the perfect playlist for epic gaming in the Gaming genre (in Browse) on Spotify.
- Premium users can listen in higher quality audio and without ads.
The Sony PlayStation 4 missed out on a killer Microsoft Xbox One feature a couple of years ago, when EA Access was first announced.
It appeared a misstep on the tech giant’s part, leaving fans without the option of the subscription service.
But the PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro got something else later on that made up for that, the Spotify app.
The new option gave players a great new way to incorporate their own musical tastes into their gaming experience and is something that’s not been available on Microsoft Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch.
However, that could all be changing very soon.
A new leak this week appears to confirm that the Spotify app is coming to the Xbox One and Xbox One X, although nothing new has been found for Switch support.
Xbox’s Larry Hryb appears to have been spotted trying out the new app, and has been seen as part of his Xbox account’s activity.