Spotify finally allows Xbox One owners to choose their own soundtrack

Spotify is finally gracing the Xbox One, with both free and Premium subscribers able to tune in from today.

The app, which has long been available on PlayStation 4, enables users to play music in the background while gaming.

It’ll even replace the game’s own soundtrack, which will be really handy for some high-octane racing games.

Because it plays nice with Spotify Connect cross-device controls, you won’t even need to leave your game in order to change the track.

As long as you’re on the same Wi-Fi network, you’ll simply be able control the music from your mobile device by selecting the Xbox One from the ‘Devices Available’ options.

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All of your playlists and curated mixes will be available, as well as the browse and discovery features you’re used to in other versions.

Spotify for Xbox One has been expected since Xbox Live chief Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hyrb was seen testing the app last week. However, the release comes more than two years after Playstation 4 users got access to the streaming service.

Once you’ve downloaded the app from the Entertainment section of the Xbox Store you’ll still need to login to Spotify to access tunes.

The X-Factor

The arrival comes as Microsoft gears up for the launch of the Xbox One X (formerly known as Project Scorpio) later this year.

Earlier on Wednesday we learned the next-gen console will offer a “significant… noticeable improvement” over the PS4 Pro’s graphics.

In an interview with TrustedReviews, Project Cars 2 director Stephen Viljoen, described the Xbox One X as a “great piece of hardware.”

He said the visual experience for the forthcoming Project Cars sequel, due out in September, can only be topped by a high-end PC.

He added: “When you run the game on it, it will certainly look better than if you’re running it on anything else, other than a high end PC.”

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