Xbox’s implementation of background music hasn’t been the smoothest, but it is slowly becoming a great addition to the console.
Announced today by Xbox’s Major Nelson, changes have been made to the console’s execution of the music streaming service Spotify.
Using the console’s Cortana feature, Xbox users can now use voice commands to control the application. Need to skip a song or increase volume? Just give a command to Cortana and she’ll help you out.
Updates to @Spotify on Xbox roll out in preview today for select Xbox Insiders. In addition to a new look, Cortana voice activation is available & a new Enhanced Background Music feature provides more options for controlling what you’re listening to without leaving your game ??
— Larry Hryb ? (@majornelson) October 29, 2018
The introduction of Spotify to Xbox was a huge turning moment for music streaming, especially after the closure of Groove Music. With new options like this becoming available, Spotify finally feels at home on Xbox.