Earlier this month, Microsoft revealed that the Spotify for Xbox One was in internal beta testing. Today, the company announced that the Spotify app is now available on Xbox One.
Microsoft representatives confirmed that the Spotify app functions in the background. Therefore, it does not take up any screen real estate. When users want to build up a playlist or select music, they can choose between three options. They can either use their laptop and the Spotify Connect feature or choose the desired songs via the console, or the Spotify app on their mobile device.
To commemorate the launch of Spotify on Xbox One, Microsoft assembled several playlists including Epic Gaming, Power Gaming and Major Nelson.
Currently, Spotify has a 30-million songs library available on the console app version and accessible to free and premium members. However, players who would like to have an ad-free experience will have to pay an additional monthly fee.
Spotify’s launch on Xbox One has been long overdue. The service has been available on PS4 for two years now. As a matter of fact, Microsoft had its own music service with Groove, but it has probably come to terms with the fact that the lack of Spotify on Xbox One puts it in an unfavorable position. With Spotify’s launch on Xbox One, Microsoft has finally managed to balance the scales and continue the war with Sony and PS4, in particular.
Spotify is available on Xbox One 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.