Spotify arrived on the Xbox One back in August 2017 to provide players the choice of streaming their very own tunes whereas in a gaming session. At present, Spotify is upgrading its app with a number of key additions, together with most notably help for Cortana voice management, together with different personalization options. With Cortana, players will be capable of converse their music requests as an alternative of utilizing the controller. Which means they will command the music — together with having the ability to play, skip and pause songs — with out having to depart their present gaming session, Spotify says.
Earlier than, players must use Spotify Connect through an app on their telephone, pill or laptop computer to manage or change the music whereas gaming.
For instance, you’ll be capable of say issues like “Hey, Cortana, play my playlist on Spotify,” or “Hey Cortana, play my Uncover Weekly on Spotify.”
This improve is at the moment solely out there within the U.S., nonetheless.
The brand new app can be introducing an up to date expertise that’s designed to make it simpler for Spotify customers to entry just lately performed songs, plus your “Made for You” hub, and your music library.
Beforehand, Xbox One customers solely had entry to fundamental Spotify controls, like play, pause, and skip plus visuals like the duvet artwork and artist and music identify. Now, they’ve customized content material suggestions, and the flexibility to playback content material proper from the Information menu.
This a part of the replace is rolling out extra broadly, together with the U.S., in addition to in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Eire, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and the U.Ok.
Choices like repeat and shuffle can be found, too, as are a number of curated gaming playlists, over on Spotify’s “Gaming Hub” when you get stumped as to what to play.
Sooner or later, updates to this Enhanced Background Mode, as Spotify calls the brand new expertise, might embrace the flexibility to advertise sport particular content material for main sport launches, Spotify says.
The replace would require the most recent model of the Spotify app, which might be downloaded from the Microsoft Retailer, the corporate notes.