Xbox One Background Music Coming in August

Microsoft has confirmed that, two-and-a-half years after the launch of the Xbox One, the console will finally be getting background music support.

Xbox One (X1)

The update, due on 2 August, will allow you to play games while listening to your own music in the background, and has, to date, been one of the most requested features from Xbox One owners. It is reportedly part of the consoles Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

There is no word as of yet how exactly your music library will be integrated, or if it will be able to integrate with other platforms such as iTunes and Google Music, but I suspect we will get more details closer to the update’s launch.

The PlayStation 4 has had music support enabled for a while thanks to a partnership with Spotify, so it is good to see Microsoft coming on board with the idea as well.