A Spotify Music App is Coming to the Xbox One
It appears that streaming music service Spotify may be coming to the Xbox One. Earlier this week, Reddit user Geralt_De_Rivia discovered that Xbox Live director of programming Larry Hryb (Major Nelson) was on “Spotify Music – for Xbox,” implying that the director was internally testing the app ahead of a full release. Sources with The Verge confirm that a Spotify app for Xbox One is coming soon, and that it is currently being tested. The arrival of the popular streaming music service on the Xbox One will mark the end of the app’s exclusivity for the PlayStation 4, which Sony has enjoyed since 2015.
Back in June, Microsoft released a desktop app for Spotify music through the Windows Store. The app is very similar to the one that can be found on Spotify’s website, though the app obtainable through the Windows Store has added support for updates through the Windows Store. The app is not a special Universal Windows App, though; the app coming to the Xbox One will most likely be different than the one currently available on the Windows Store.
Prior to the arrival of Spotify on consoles, both Sony and Microsoft offered its own streaming music services. Sony had its Music Unlimited, which it removed in 2015 when it was announced that Spotify would be coming to the PS4. Microsoft’s Groove Music – which has been running for the past five years – is still in operation, though Spotify’s arrival would most likely see the end of the program. Though there is currently no official release window for the Xbox One Spotify music app, it is likely that Microsoft will announce the app’s arrival prior to the arrival of the Xbox One X, which is likely also receiving the streaming music app.
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