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Spotify is now rolling out to Xbox One consoles

Announced on Xbox Wire today, Microsoft finally revealed Spotify for Xbox in full, following more than a few leaks, teases, and rumors.

Spotify should be available in 34 markets today on Xbox One, including the UK, U.S., Germany, and France. Xbox gamers will get full access to the Spotify catalog, including the ability to use Spotify as a source of background music, with the added bonus of being able to control Spotify for Xbox from the associated mobile and PC apps.

Spotify on Xbox will also have special "gamer" curated playlists, including a unique playlist built by Xbox Head of Programming, Major Nelson.

In a blog post on Xbox Wire (opens in new tab), Spotify Product Director Mikael Ericsson made the announcement of the popular music service's availability, which should arrive at some point today. Both premium and ad-supported free options will be available when the app goes live, and Spotify will pull down your playlists and content as soon as you log in.

Whether you're battling hordes of enemies, scoring the winning goal or just enjoying the scenic routes of your favorite open world game, the greatest gaming experiences all have one thing in common – a majestic soundtrack. The perfect soundtrack can take you back to reminisce about moments of gaming triumph, or get you fired up for the next big challenge ahead ... At Spotify, we believe that the right music can make every moment special, wherever and whenever you are. For some time now, Xbox gamers have been telling us that they'd like to be able to soundtrack their own gaming sessions using Spotify, to make every single session feel new and unique ... Well, we have been listening…

Fans of Spotify will finally be able to enjoy the service on Xbox One, after a two-year exclusivity period with Sony's PlayStation 4. This closes a major app gap between the Xbox and PlayStation platforms and bodes well for the console as it moves ahead with its Fluent Design System update, announced earlier this week. For a full list of countries getting the app at launch, make sure to check out the full Xbox Wire blog post (opens in new tab).

What tracks will you play first on Spotify? Or are you sticking with Groove? Hit the comments and let us know.

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Updated August 8, 2017: Spotify Music for Xbox One now appears to be live for most Xbox One users. The app is being steadily rolled out over the coming hours, so you may have to wait some time until it's available in your region. Although the app doesn't appear via search, we recommend opening the Xbox Store (opens in new tab) page via this article, using the console's Microsoft Edge web browser.

Jez Corden
Jez Corden

Jez Corden is a Senior Editor for Windows Central, focusing primarily on all things Xbox and gaming. Jez is known for breaking exclusive news and analysis as relates to the Microsoft ecosystem while being powered by caffeine. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his Xbox Two podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!

9 Comments
  • You linked the German version of the app store
  • Doesn't seem to even be available in Canada yet. I can locate the app, but says it's not available. 
  • Says not available for my device in the UK too  
  • Scrap that, if you follow the link on the xbox one itself it works, bit crap you have to browse for it using the xbox's browser instead of adding the app to your account like it would a game.  
  • Check again. I've already downloaded it! Here in Colombia. Open Edge on the Xbox and follow the link of the store.  
  • Anyway to verify the bitrate of the songs?
  • Cant login with facebook account... great job =D
  • On my Xbox One - The Spotify App and the Groove app give me the same problem. When i play a song - No sound comes out of my TV! I know my audio is working b/c when i play a game the audio experience is fine. If you know why these apps won't play any sound i would greatly appreciate your help
  • I keep hearing Spotify this and that yet I don't know a single person that uses it. I guess I don't know enough people.