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Whether you're battling hordes of enemies, scoring the winning goal or just enjoying the scenic routes of your favorite open world game, the greatest gaming experiences all have one thing in common - a majestic soundtrack. The release of the Spotify app means that Xbox One owners can now play music and podcasts from their Spotify library while they game on their console.

Like the PS4 version, Spotify Connect will allow users to control music playback through their phones, tablet or laptop.

As rumored (and then sorta leaked) over the past couple of weeks, Spotify is finally coming to the Xbox One.

That's right, the Spotify Music app on the console also features background playing. The Home page has come a long way since its rocky launch, and now Xbox Insiders can look forward to another complete overhaul focused on customization.

To mark the occasion, Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb shared a playlist that he personally curated.

Microsoft first announced a partnership with Spotify back in May, noting the music streaming app would appear in the Windows store this summer. Under Browse, players will find a Gaming hub that offers pre-curated playlists around certain gaming styles. In this release, we've eliminated the wait between Home, Social, and My Games and Apps by consolidating them into one dashboard experience.

Speaking with Trusted Reviews, Project Cars 2 Game Director Stephen Viljoen confirmed that the game will look better on Xbox One X than on PlayStation 4 Pro.

The app works with the free and premium versions of Spotify. New tab flyouts also make it easier to see more content quickly by using the bumpers on your controller.

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