American multinational technology company Microsoft is reportedly integrating popular music streaming platform Spotify into Windows 11 as part of the Focus Sessions feature to help users complete tasks while listening to their favorite music.
The development was shared by the Chief Product Officer of Microsoft Mr. Panos Panay on Twitter with a brief video clip demonstrating how the functionality works. In addition, Microsoft is also merging its OneNote apps into one and this will be part of a series of improvements over the next year.
The company stated that it will provide the “simplicity of a single OneNote app on Windows while enjoying the interface and features you’re already familiar with.”
According to the statement, “In the Clock app, under the Focus sessions tab, a dedicated panel for Spotify can be seen.” The user can use this to set a focus timer and do activities while listening to their favorite Spotify playlist. A list of tasks can be seen on the page with a timer above it, and the Spotify panel to the right.
The Focus Sessions feature is currently unavailable in the public build of Windows 11, but Mr. Panay noted that it will be accessible shortly.
Furthermore, Microsoft will be releasing a series of updates over the next 12 months for OneNote wherein the OneNote for Windows 10 available in the Microsoft Store and the OneNote app installed with Office will be integrated into one OneNote app. This app will get new features as well as existing features that are currently unique to OneNote for Windows 10.
“Those using the OneNote for Windows version of the service will get an in-app invitation to update to the OneNote app starting the second half of next year,” as per the reports.