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Spotify is on its way to the Xbox One, new app now being tested

In June, Spotify brought its desktop application to the Windows Store. The music streaming service - which now has over 60 million paying subscribers - converted its existing app using Microsoft's Desktop Bridge tool, rather than developing a new app built on the Universal Windows Platform.

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That meant that the Windows Store app was only available on Windows 10 PCs, and could not be installed on other Windows 10 devices, such as phones, HoloLens, or the Xbox One. But it seems that Spotify is preparing to release an app for the Xbox One in the near future.

Earlier this week, images popped up on Reddit, showing that Microsoft's Larry Hryb (better known in the Xbox community as Major Nelson) was using "Spotify Music - for Xbox". The screenshots were initially dismissed as Photoshopped fakes, but it seems that they were authentic after all.

Citing unnamed 'sources familiar with Spotify and Microsoft's plans', The Verge reports that a Spotify app is indeed coming to the Xbox One, and is currently being tested internally.

Two and a half years ago, Spotify launched on PlayStation in an exclusive partnership with Sony, powering the company's PlayStation Music service. It seems that that console exclusivity is coming to an end, although it's not yet clear when the new app will launch on Xbox.

Source: The Verge / @MondoXboxEsp

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