While developers have spent a lot of money and effort in creating music for their games, there are some gamers who ultimately prefer listening to their own music for whatever reason. Now oddly enough the Xbox One does not have such a feature, despite the fact that the console has been around for about 2.5 years now.
The good news is that gamers who do love listening to their own music will be able to do so come 2nd of August. Just the other day Microsoft confirmed that the Windows 10 Anniversary update would be arriving on the 2nd of August and while it was more of a Windows announcement, they also revealed that support for background music would finally be arriving on the Xbox One.
The information appeared to be buried towards the end of the post. According to Microsoft, “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.”
This is more or less in line with what Microsoft stated during E3, which is that the feature would be arriving over the summer. This feature will finally allow the Xbox One to put itself on par with the PS4 who already offered music support in a partnership with Spotify last year.