Media Services

Help Spotify Come to the Xbox One

spotify-logoWe’ve been big fans of Microsoft’s Xbox One as a whole-family entertainment console since its launch over a year ago. While the platform has continued to offer more media consumption options, like Netflix, HBO Go, Pandora, etc., there’s one major player missing that tops our wish list. Spotify is one of the largest music services in the world, and it’s not currently available on the Xbox One, or any other gaming console.

Spotify hasn’t officially announced a new app, but they’ve given fans hope. Windows Central spotted an official update to the Spotify Xbox One app idea on Spotify’s idea section of their site. It had previously just been categorized under “Good idea, give it some kudos.” Now they’ve updated the idea with the following statement:

Hello everyone. Staff here. We’re excited to see so many folks excited about this idea. We don’t comment on any potential partnerships until they happen. Unlike other ideas, we can’t promise kudos will lead to an implemented idea but please feel free to add your comments. We’ll be sure to update this idea if and when we have more to say. Thanks for the idea!

While that’s certainly not confirmation of an imminent Spotify app on the Xbox One, it’s at least a good sign. The fact that they also just updated their app on Windows Phone is also a good sign. At least Spotify isn’t completely neglecting all of the Microsoft ecosystems. If Spotify is an important service to you, head on over to the ideas page. There you can add kudos and your own comments to the idea. Hopefully soon we’ll have a full solution to Spotify on the Xbox One, especially since we won’t be using DLNA anytime soon.

Source: Spotify via Windows Central


About the author

Josh Pollard

Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.