Sometimes things move fast in the Windows world. Only two days ago we heard that popular music streaming app Spotify would be coming to the Xbox One, and yesterday we had confirmation via a screenshot on Major Nelson’s podcast. But today we have been able to get our hands on some screenshots of Spotify’s new app supposedly running on the Xbox One.
We are told that Spotify’s Xbox One app supports background playback, which means you will be able to listen to songs while you are playing games on your Xbox. The app also allows non-premium users to listen to music, but Premium subscribers will get access to HQ playback.
You can find the screenshots of the app from the app listing below — but it is worth noting that the following screenshots are also found on the Spotify app for Android TV listing, so it’s possible Spotify is using these as placeholders for the time being. However, the company’s apps for big screens have an identical user-interface on Android TV and Sony PlayStation — so the app will likely have the same UI on the Xbox One. Spotify did, however, confirm that the company will have more to share about it’s Xbox One app soon.
A listing of the app on the Windows Store was spotted by an Italian Windows site earlier today, which also revealed some of the features and other details about the app.
The arrival of the software on the Xbox is a real scoop for Microsoft, given that it was only exclusive to the Sony PlayStation for a while now. We imagine the announcement for Spotify will be made during Gamescom 2017. However, given the fact that it leaked, we might get one as early as next week. We’ll update you as soon as we know more.
Editor’s Note: The article initially mentioned that the screenshots were from the app running on the Xbox One, but they could be potentially used as placeholders by Spotify as the company’s Android TV app listing has the exact same screenshots. The article has been updated to clarify the issue.
The app can be found in the store here.