So, why the huge delay on Spotify coming to Xbox? No idea. Sony did manage to secure a lot of exclusivity for various entertainment and QOL apps during the early days of the system’s launch back in 2013. Microsoft had pushed a lot of prospective partnerships and consumers away during the Mattrick-era policies, which originally included having to pay to access apps on the Xbox One. The added drawbacks of the 24-hour check-in and other DRM measures made the system far less than viable as an alternative to the PlayStation 4. This played a huge role in the first two years of both systems being on the market, where the PlayStation 4 received a ton of app support, exclusive apps and other similar features, but the Xbox struggled after having to remove a lot of its core features.