It’s finally here. After a bunch of rumors and leaks, Spotify is coming to the Xbox One today in 34 markets. Spotify’s Xbox One features the same user-interface as its Android TV and PlayStation 4 apps. The app includes support for background playback which will allow gamers to listen to music on Spotify while they are playing games. In addition to being able to play music on the Xbox One, users will also be able to use Spotify on their mobile devices to control the music that’s being played on their Xbox which is very handy.
Spotify users will also be getting access to some pre-curated playlists for gaming on the app. Spotify’s Gaming section will feature a total of three pre-curated playlists for gamers, including Epic Gaming, Power Gaming, and a playlist from Xbox’s own Major Nelson. Spotify’s Xbox One app also works for both Free and Premium subscribers, but users with Premium will obviously get access to the usual premium features, including high-quality music streaming and an ad-free experience.
“Music continues to be essential when creating the ultimate gaming experience. Starting today, we’re really excited to offer Xbox One gamers the ability to choose their own unique soundtrack while enjoying their favorite games,” said Mikael Ericsson the Product Director of Platform & Partner Experience at Spotify.
You can get Spotify’s app for the Xbox One from the Windows Store shortly in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, the U.K., and the U.S.