Move over Spotify, Xbox finally gets Apple Music in new update

Apple Music is now available across Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One

Xbox Series S / Xbox Series X
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Apple Music is now available on Xbox with a new update quietly adding the app to the console platforms, including the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Xbox One.

As first spotted on Reddit, the music streaming service has now rolled out to Xbox offering access to more than 100 million songs from artists and albums from around the globe. The new feature also lets subscribers listen to music while playing games at the same time. 

To get the Apple Music app, head to the Microsoft store on Xbox and search for the name before choosing the download button, This will then prompt users to log in with an Apple ID or sign-up if no account currently exists. Returning users will see their regular music library imported immediately. 

A preview of Apple Music on Xbox can be seen below:

No official statistics from Apple have been revealed surrounding its userbase but it's believed to be the second most used music streaming service (via MIDIA Research) behind Spotify at around 78 million paid subscribers. 

An Apple Music subscription is priced at $9.99 / £9.99 / A$11.99 a month, although students can sign-up at a slightly cheaper cost. Apple also offers a one-month free trial for anyone curious about testing the service. 

Apple Music originally launched on the PlayStation 5 in October of last year, while it has yet to come to Nintendo Switch. The latter seems highly unlikely considering that the device still doesn't have Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and many other apps that its competitors have for years. 

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Matt Poskitt
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