Spotify on Xbox One will allow streaming music on your console in the background. Setting up the app is fairly straightforward. Simply head over to the Xbox Store on your console, download the Spotify app, and log into your account (or create one, if need be). The app can be brought up via the Xbox menu and will continue playing after you return to your game. Additionally, you can control playback on your console via Spotify connect through a phone, tablet, or laptop as long as both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network. All you have to do is open the app on your device, play a song, select “Devices Available”, and pick your console.
The app is available for free. A Premium option exists for the service which removes ads, provides higher-quality audio, and offers a number of other benefits for $9.99/month or your regional equivalent, although the page advertising the Premium upgrade does not yet list Microsoft’s console as one of the options at the time of publication. The landing page for the Xbox version of the app also highlights a number of gaming-themed playlists that users of the service on Microsoft’s console might be interested in giving a whirl.
What do you think of Spotify on Xbox One finally being available? Was the lack of having this particular service available on the console an inconvenience for you or did you make do with alternative avenues? What do you think of the app so far? Let us know in the comments below!