What you need to know
- Spotify on desktop now supports Apple's M1 Mac and Apple silicon
- A new beta version of its desktop is available to download now.
Spotify has rolled out a beta version of its desktop software, bringing support to Apple silicon and the M1 Macs.
Spotify announced the feature on its community forums, in response to a feature request from a user. In a post Thursday the company stated:
Users can download the beta now, and Spotify is asking users for feedback.
As always, beta software brings with it the risk of unexpected behavior you might not get from public software:
Once download, you can install the beta app by double-clicking on the .dmg file and dragging it into your Applications folder, as you would any other Mac application. Users can also downgrade by redownloading the regular version of Spotify at any point.
Back in May Spotify rolled out offline playback to its Apple Watch software, allowing users to download playlists, albums, and podcasts before listening to them on the go without the need to carry an iPhone.
With Apple due to complete its switch to Apple silicon in 2022, makers of apps for Mac continue to add compatibility for Apple silicon, delivering improved performance and better power consumption.
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9