Xpotify now has a new name and several new features including keyboard shortcuts

What you need to know

  • Xpotify has changed its name to Xpo Music.
  • The app has gained several new features and updates, including a redesigned mini-view.
  • The code has undergone a "major refactor."

Xpo Music is the new name for Xpotify, the Spotify client available in the Microsoft Store. The new name comes as part of an update that brings several new features as well as performance improvements. The app also is listed again in the Microsoft Store after a period of not being listed.

There is now an extensive list of keyboard shortcuts in Xpo Music. These shortcuts are more thorough than skipping tracks or pausing music. The app's developer has a page with all the supported shortcuts. The update also brings an updated mini-view, and the ability to adjust the volume by hovering your mouse over the volume bar and using the mouse wheel. Here is the complete changelog:

  • Now Playing page
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Add or remove songs to your Liked Songs quickly on album and playlist pages
  • Mini view redesign
  • Change volume by mouse wheel over volume bar
  • Appropriate device and app name in Spotify Connect
  • Animation improvements
  • Playback improvements
  • Many more under the hood improvements"

The app also has several performance improvements and code changes, including a "major refactor" of the code according to the app's developer.

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  • Thanks. I'll check it out.
  • Nice looking app but without basics such as sorting and searching artists/albums in your library make it very clunky to use outside of playlists. It's baffling no one, including the companies themselves, can make a good music streaming app. How I yearn for the halcyon days of Groove...
  • Still don't really understand why this is any better then the official Spotify app installed from the store.
  • It's not, but it's a PWA and it looks like Groove, and that's enough for some people. Never mind it lacks basic functionality and doesn't even stream at the highest quality. I'd be a little more excited if it was available on mobile.
  • No streaming on highest rate?! I've a premium account and always stream on highest quality. The original Spotify-app don't work on my mobile (Lumia950) but this is a PWA and don't work on mobile!? With the bank-apps one of the apps I wanted to have on mobile and bought a Google Android-garbage phone, a Sony Xperia-****. Apps work good but the OS Android is GARBAGE ****!
  • That's cool I'll have to check the new features out.