Spotify for Xbox One App Listing Appears on Microsoft Store; Points Toward Upcoming Release

A page on the Microsoft Store has appeared for Spotify on Xbox One, signaling that the music streaming app should be on the way soon for Xbox owners.

on August 7, 2017 10:45 AM

Xbox owners have had a wide variety of multimedia and streaming apps to choose from over the years, including mainstays like Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO GO, and more, while music streaming appears to be heading to the Xbox One, thanks to Spotify.

A new listing has appeared on the Microsoft Store for “Spotify Music – for Xbox,” pointing towards an upcoming release for the Spotify app on Xbox One after the app first appeared on PS4 back in March 2015 through an exclusivity deal.

The first sign of the app’s release appeared last week, when Xbox’s Larry Hryb (aka “Major Nelson”) was seen apparently testing the app on Xbox One. While the app isn’t live just yet for Xbox owners to download, the listing nonetheless signals that it may on the way very soon.

According to the description for the app on the Microsoft Store, users can expect the same type of experience that PS4 owners enjoyed with the Spotify app, allowing users to listen to music and playlists in the background while playing games, playback music with headphones through the Xbox One controller, or control music and playlists by using either a connected smartphone or tablet. Spotify Premium subscribers can also enjoy high quality audio and no ads while listening.

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