Microsoft likes the idea of a background music feature for , but right now, it’s not at the top of the company’s priority list. That’s according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer, who talked a bit about it on Twitter.
Asked if Microsoft had any news to share regarding when the feature might come to Xbox One, Spencer , “This one is just a prioritization thing with other work. We like the feature.”
He added: “It’s in the list of things we want to do, just behind other work we are doing right now.”
This isn’t the first time the subject of background music on Xbox One has come up. At the, Spencer said it won’t be delivered until after Windows 10 integration comes to Xbox One. That’s meaning background music is coming this fall at the earliest.
Xbox One owners can currently use the Xbox Music app to listen to music while playing a game, but only with Snap. This takes up a portion of the screen, making it a less-than-ideal solution.
There is clearly demand for a better alternative. On the Xbox Feedback site, have voted for “Play Music From Apps Without Snap (Background Music).”
In other Microsoft music news, the company .
The next major Xbox One update, the New Xbox One Experience, launches in November. It and its biggest new feature is arguably .
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