Spotify arrived on the Xbox One back in August 2017 to offer avid gamers the choice of streaming their very own tunes whereas in a gaming session. Today, Spotify is upgrading its app with just a few key additions, together with most notably help for Cortana voice management, together with different personalization options. With Cortana, avid gamers will be capable of communicate their music requests as a substitute of utilizing the controller. That means they will command the music — together with with the ability to play, skip and pause songs — with out having to go away their present gaming session, Spotify says.
Before, avid gamers must use Spotify Connect by way of an app on their cellphone, 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 Discover Weekly on Spotify.”
This improve is at the moment solely obtainable within the U.S., nonetheless.
The new app can also be introducing an up to date expertise that’s designed to make it simpler for Spotify customers to entry not too long ago performed songs, plus your “Made for You” hub, and your music library.
Spotify says the app will help avid gamers discover their favourite background music, too, by considering their listening historical past when making its suggestions for a extra personalised expertise.
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, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and the U.Okay.
Options like repeat and shuffle can be found, too, as are a collection of curated gaming playlists, over on Spotify’s “Gaming Hub” should you get stumped as to what to play.
The replace would require the most recent model of the Spotify app, which might be downloaded from the Microsoft Store, the corporate notes.