Microsoft today announced an update to the Cortana alongside a new interface.that enables tighter integration with Microsoft's voice assistant
Xbox One console users can now control Spotify within a game by saying, "Hey, Cortana, play my playlist on Spotify," and can Cortana to play, skip and pause songs. The company has confirmed to CNET you can also request individual songs.
Microsoft says the updated interface makes accessing recently played songs, the Made for You hub and your music library easier than before.
Cortana was an integral part of the Xbox One system when it included the Kinect camera with a microphone on board. However, .
Microsoft has been working on expanding Cortana's capabilities, such as by offering Windows 10 and . However, Cortana has lagged behind the other major voice assistants for many reasons, including because it is only available in one (now heavily discounted) smart speaker, the .on
Updated 5.08 p.m. ET Microsoft has confirmed users can request individual songs and not only playlists