It looks like Microsoft is in no mood to slow down. After a series of exciting announcements made at the X018 event, earlier this week, Microsoft announced a partnership with Corsair to introduce Xbox One compatible keyboards and mouse. Now, keeping the trend going, Microsoft has released a November update for it’s Xbox One consoles that let you stream directly from Amazon Music. The app is now available in the Xbox Store.
The Amazon Music app on Xbox One is currently available to US customers. According to Amazon, the app would be made available in other countries soon. Using the app, Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can listen to more than 50 million songs. One also gets access to their favourite playlists and stations on the Xbox One. Apart from this, the update brings Prime Music compatibility that provides access to around two million songs.
With the November update, Microsoft also kept its promise of providing mouse and keyboard support for the Xbox One consoles. With keyboards and mouse, gamers can enjoy precision and reliability that were absent on consoles. Apart from the Amazon Music app and keyboard and mouse compatibility, a host of other features were also rolled out.
There is no need to pair an Xbox manually as Certain can now automatically detect it. A new range of commands for both Cortana and Alexa were added by Microsoft. For example, you just need to say ‘Quit Netflix’ and the voice assistant will do the job for you. The quit feature allows customers to quit apps or games besides adding a new navigation mode to use the assistant as a controller. In comparison, Sony’s PlayStation does not have any direct integration with Alexa or Google Home. However, it can be accessed indirectly using accessories like the Logitech Home Harmony Hub.
Amazon is hoping to give Spotify a run for its money in this ultra-competitive market. Spotify already has an understanding with Sony that lets it power the PlayStation Music service, therefore, if you are using a PlayStation then you might have to wait a little longer to access the Amazon Music app on your console.