Background music for the Xbox One is a much-requested feature from Xbox fans. Unfortunately, it looks like Xbox One owners will have to wait awhile longer before the feature is released.
Responding to a question from a fan on Twitter, Xbox Head Phil Spencer said that a background music feature will not be coming to the Xbox One until after Windows 10 lands on the system. As Windows 10 integration is scheduled for after this summer, background music will not come to the Xbox One until the fall at the very soonest.
Xbox One users can currently listen to music while playing, but must do so through Snap. The problem is that this takes up a portion of the screen while playing. There is a demand for a background music feature, as more than 19,000 people have voted for “Play Music From Apps Without Snap (Background Music)” on the Xbox Feedback site.
Background music is not the only requested feature. Also on Twitter, another fan asked about the possibility of a feature that lets users broadcast party chat while streaming on Twitch. Spencer said that Microsoft is looking into how this could work, replying: “It’s a feature people have asked about, we are looking at what it would take to implement.” No further details were provided.