Spotify, the music streaming app, and Sony, purveyors of electronics, have a special relationship – after all, the Japanese company axed its own streaming service – Music Unlimited – to partner with the Swedish streaming brand. As a result, there’s no sign that an official Spotify app will be appearing on our Xboxes any time soon.
If you are looking for an alternative, you might want to consider Spoticast.
Spoticast bills itself as Spotify with music videos – but it instead of drawing on Spotify’s millions and millions of tracks directly, it asks you to link your Spotify account and does its best to source your playlists – with videos – on YouTube.
It’s a clever idea, if you can put up with some missing music, substituted tracks and occasionally badly compressed audio. And it is, for the moment, the only way you’ll get close to importing your Spotify playlists into your Xbox.
The App is available on the store for £3.89. There’s a not overly generous 1-day trial on offer, and we heartily recommend trying it out first as the limitations of Spoticast – and the somewhat clunky interface it employs – may not suit your tastes. The interface relies heavily on navigating a pointer with the controller, a la the Edge browser, and requires the occasional rather unintuitive ‘double-click’ of the A button.
It does, however, deliver exactly what it claims to, and generally finds the best version of a track and associated video.
Grab Spoticast from the Store for £3.89.