Spotify will be integrated into Windows 11 as part of the Focus Sessions feature, allowing users to do activities while listening to their favourite music.
Panos Panay, Chief Product Officer, announced the news on Twitter, along with a brief video clip demonstrating how the function works. In addition, Microsoft is integrating its OneNote apps into one, as part of a series of changes over the next year.
Panay provided the first glimpse at a new Focus Session feature that will be available in Windows 11 via a short video clip on Twitter. It depicts Spotify integration as part of Focus Sessions in Windows 11. A special panel for Spotify may be found in the Clock app’s Focus sessions menu.
Another first look from the team…#FocusSessions on #Windows11 coming soon. This has been a game-changer for me, especially with @Spotify integration #Productivity #Creativity #WindowsInsiders pic.twitter.com/HfJh4niDiS
— Panos Panay (@panos_panay) August 5, 2021
This enables you to set a focus timer and do chores while listening to your favourite Spotify playlist. On the page, there is a list of tasks with a timer above it and the Spotify panel to the right.
For the time being, the Focus Sessions feature is not available in the public build of Windows 11, although Panay has stated that it would be accessible shortly. Furthermore, over the next 12 months, Microsoft will release a series of updates for OneNote in which the OneNote for Windows 10 app accessible in the Microsoft Store and the OneNote software installed with Office will be combined into a single OneNote app.
This app will acquire new capabilities as well as existing ones that are now only available in OneNote for Windows 10. Those who use the OneNote for Windows version of the service will receive an in-app invitation to update to the OneNote app beginning in the second half of next year.