Spotify Looks to be Heading to XBox One

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It looks like the industry’s most asinine exclusivity deal is coming to an end. Spotify has previously only been available on PS4, but that looks to be changing shortly. According to Tom Warren from The Verge:

Spotify is planning to release an Xbox One app soon. Pictures of Microsoft’s Larry Hryb (Major Nelson) testing a Spotify app for Xbox One were spotted on Reddit earlier this week, fuelling speculation that a real Spotify Xbox app is on the way. Sources familiar with Spotify and Microsoft’s plans tell The Verge that a Spotify app for Xbox One is coming soon, and is currently being tested internally.

Spotify arrived in the Windows Store recently as a desktop version for Windows 10 devices, and not a special Universal Windows App that works on Xbox One devices. The new Spotify app for Xbox app will mean Microsoft’s console now has access to the popular music streaming service, more than two years after Spotify first debuted on Sony’s PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles. Microsoft is also planning a number of dashboard enhancements to the Xbox One in the coming months, in the lead up to the new Xbox One X console.

Microsoft’s Larry Hryb using Spotify on Xbox

I understand the need for console exclusive games, but am in no way a fan of console exclusive music streaming services. Hopefully this is a step in the right direction of moving away from that line of thinking

 

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