Improved Spotify experience launches on Xbox One

Spotify was a PlayStation 4 exclusive service for many years until Microsoft signed an agreement with the company. When the music-streaming platform launched on Xbox One, the application was quite basic and it was a little hard to discover music. A few months later, Spotify released a new Xbox One program to Xbox Insiders and it was a marked improvement over its predecessor. Luckily, it's now available to everyone!

In a post on Xbox Wire, Microsoft announced the general availability of the new Spotify experience for Xbox One. The post said the following.

Today, we're excited to announce that listening to your favorite songs, playlists, and artists while you play on Xbox One just got a lot better. Spotify is introducing an improved experience making it easier to find the perfect soundtrack, including recommended music based on your listening, and an integration with Cortana voice commands for even more seamless control while you play – all captured in a new razor sharp design.

Only Xbox One owners in the United States can use Cortana to play their playlists. This feature should roll out to the rest of the world soon from what we understand.

It's great to see that Spotify took the user complaints to heart and addressed them quickly. Hopefully new features and the latest interface will continue to make its way to Xbox One in the near future. Right now, be sure to update the application so that you can take advantage of all that's new!

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.