- Melia Robinson/Business Insider
Spotify has finally come to the Windows Store.
The music service’s app became available through the marketplace on Tuesday, The Verge reported. If you’re running Windows 10, you can now download the app straight from Microsoft’s store, rather than having to get it from Spotify’s website.
The apps are the same, but the one available through Windows Store will now be updated through that marketplace. However, the Spotify app won’t be able to run on the Xbox One or Windows Mobile, because it is not a Universal Windows app.
Microsoft announced last month at its Build developer conference that Spotify would soon be available in the Windows Store. Having the app available there is important for users of the new version of Windows called Windows 10 S, which can only install apps through the Windows Store.
Microsoft launched the Windows Store in 2012 as an attempt to compete with Apple’s iOS App Store, but it has struggled since. The store was difficult to navigate and didn’t have a lot of good apps. Many consumers were reluctant to switch from Apple products and lose access to the quantity and quality of the apps available there, even if they did prefer Windows systems.
At its developer conference last month, Microsoft announced a renewed focus on the marketplace. The company revealed that in addition to Spotify, Apple’s iTunes app and its subscription music service will soon appear on the new and improved store.