Background Music Coming to Xbox One This August

Background Music Coming to Xbox One This August

The ability to play games and listen to your own music in the background will be coming to Xbox One this August 2, Microsoft announced. This will come as part of the console’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Top fan requested features for Xbox One, such as Language Region Independence (allowing gamers to choose any supported language, regardless of their location) and support for background music, will come with the Anniversary Update.

No other details about the feature have emerged (like how it will be implemented, or how it will detect your music library). Sony has had the feature enabled for a while, but it’s been through the Spotify app – meaning you need an account, and are limited to that provider’s available tracks.

It’s unclear if Microsoft has entered into a similar partnership with Spotify of another streaming service, or the background music will work via USB devices. We'll keep you updated if more information comes in.

Source: Eurogamer



 

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Comments Comments (6)

 
Posted by BlakeyNZ
On Monday 4 Jul 2016 9:39 AM
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The following link shows you how it will work to a degree
https://youtube/oqfuazaBdqE

The person has made an app in dev mode that uses the API so we will have to wait and see what apps are released,with the universal apps any program/app is possible
 
 
 
Posted by BlakeyNZ
On Monday 4 Jul 2016 9:42 AM
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4 July 2016, 09:39 AM Reply to BlakeyNZ
The following link shows you how it will work to a degree
https://youtube/oqfuazaBdqE

The person has made an app in dev mode that uses the API so we will have to wait and see what apps are released,with the universal apps any program/app is possible
Working link apologies
https://youtu.be/oqfuazaBdqE
 
 
 
Posted by ninja
On Monday 4 Jul 2016 11:36 AM
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Will definitely test this out - like it on PS4
 
 
 
Posted by ChimeraNZ
On Monday 4 Jul 2016 11:44 AM
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Loved the feature on the Xbox 360 - just wish they shipped it with the Xbox One - but nice to see them adding it back again.
 
 
 
Posted by jtbthatsme
On Monday 4 Jul 2016 2:54 PM
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Well hoping it won't be a spotify type thing as I'm not interested in any ad supported or paid subscription on top of my XBL Gold subscription just to listen to my own music. I do want to be able to listen to my music in background mode though some game soundtracks are just not worth listening to for long periods.
 
 
 
Posted by scotteffone
On Monday 4 Jul 2016 5:33 PM
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I haven't actually played with this on PS4. Does it automatically mute the music in the game or do you have to go into settings and turn bg music down yourself? I might do this for some games like rocket league and NBA2K16.