SoundCloud arrives on consoles for the first time with the new Xbox app

SoundCloud launched its very first game console app with the arrival of the service on Xbox One.

The SoundCloud app is now available for download from the Xbox App Store. Plus, you don’t need to be a SoundCloud Go or Go + user to use the app – all free users will also be able to create playlists to go along with your favorite games.

Microsoft and SoundCloud have clearly worked closely together to develop the app, as evidenced by the ability to use Cortana to select and skip tracks – and all without having to leave the game you’re playing.

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So far, SoundCloud is the only official third-party music streaming app to make its way to Microsoft’s console.

The move coincides with SoundCloud launching a new beta app for Windows 10 and tablets today. All of this is quite possibly a push to keep the streaming service ready to defend against the onslaught of competition from Google, Apple, and Spotify.

Are you going to download the SoundCloud app to your Xbox One? Let us know in the comments.

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