Xbox Series X and Series S: How To Play Spotify In The Background And Play Games

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Getting next-gen consoles is super exciting, but navigating the system’s UI can be a little tricky at first. This guide will help you know how to perform certain actions on your new Xbox Series X or Series S console.

Don’t be worried if you haven’t cracked it on your own, we’ve all been there!

Here we’ll explain how to play Spotify in the background while you game


We understand that you’ll want to play everything and anything on your new machine, but listening to the same background music on repeat can get boring.

You’ll undoubtedly be wanting to mix up your sound, and once you know how to do it, it’s super easy!

And once you have this solved, check out some of our game recommendations to play while you enjoy your Spotify tunes!

How to play Spotify in the background

Xbox Series X/S

First of all, make sure your console is switched on, the controller is in your hands and you are signed in to your Xbox profile.

After this, head over to the Store and, if you haven’t already, download the Spotify app.


You can find it in the Apps section, or you can instead use the search option and try finding it that way!

Read More: Xbox Series X And Series S Audio Guide: How To Connect And Use Any Headset, Mixamp Or Speakers

Once Spotify has installed, you’ll want to open it up and log in with your Spotify account.

After this, find the music you want to play and get it going.

Now all you’ll have to do is open up a game and your music should still be playing in the background.

If you want to control the music app, all you’ll have to do is open up the Menu (using the Xbox button on your controller).

From here, navigate over to the Spotify app and you should be able to choose functions like play/pause from here!

There you have it.

We hope this guide helped, and please check out our others for your Xbox Series X and Series S needs!