While Microsoft showed off their newest Surface device on its Microsoft EDU event this morning, Panos also revealed that Spotify will be coming to the Windows Store, demoing it in front of the press with the help of the Surface Dial as volume control.
Even better than before, the improved Spotify app supports Dial recognization, meaning that when a user brings their music up in front, turning the dial will detect being used as volume up or down.
There’s been a severe outcry by users of the popular app requesting for it on Windows 10 Store. In its absence, competitor app Spoticast has sprung up utilizing Spotify’s API to fill the void. Developers of Spotify announced a month ago that they would put the app in ‘maintenance mode’ on Windows 10 Mobile. Now it appears that the music app is making a comeback, although an estimated release date hasn’t been revealed.
More importantly, this means that Spotify will be readily available for the newly announced Windows 10 S for students. It’s not yet known if the Spotify app will be UWP to replace its previous mobile app, but it will be for certain on Windows 10 PCs.Further reading: Spotify, Windows 10, Windows Store