Xbox One Spotify App: There May Be Some Great News

It's been a long time coming, but we may soon see a Spotify Music app land on the Xbox One. It almost strange to think that Spotify isn't on Xbox One yet, but considering that a Spotify app just arrived on the Windows 10 Store back in the June, the timing certainly seems right for a debut on Xbox One.

A certain eagle eyed Reddit user posted an image that shows Major Nelson – otherwise known as Xbox Live Director of Programming Larry Hyrb – using the app on Xbox One. Clearly, the app is in testing at this point in time, but it's nice to see that it's far enough along for Major Nelson to be using it on one of his personal consoles. That could mean that Spotify's full release is just around the corner.

Furthermore, The Verge has confirmed with sources close to the matter that Spotify is indeed launching on Xbox One soon. Those sources say that the app is currently undergoing internal testing, which meshes nicely with what we say from Major Nelson. A Spotify app for Xbox One is certainly past due, as one has been available on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 since 2015.

So, why the delay in Spotify coming to Xbox One? It likely has something to do with Microsoft's efforts with Groove Music. Though Groove Music probably won't be leaving the Xbox ecosystem anytime soon, it would appear that Microsoft has decided to open up the platform and allow competitors like Spotify to come on board.

Nothing about these reports give us any idea of when to expect Spotify's roll out on Xbox One, but with it going through internal testing, one has to imagine that it'll be arriving in the next few months. Microsoft probably wants it ready to roll out by the time the Xbox One X launches, and that's happening on November 7. Look for more details before then – stay tuned.