New Xbox One app adds background music support from USB key or drive

A new app for the Xbox One has added the ability for owners of the console to play music in the background from a USB key or external drive.

The app itself, as revealed by Microsoft's Mike Ybarra on Twitter, was created by one of the company's own developers.

The Simple Background Music Player supports MP3, WMA, and FLAC file formats, and owners of a USB external drive must have it formatted for either NTFS or FAT32 for it to work with this app. Microsoft added background music support to the Xbox One as part of its big Summer update last week.

For now, the application is limited to a select number of countries, with more to follow as the developer localizes for additional languages. Currently, the app is restricted to those in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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John Callaham