Spotify App for Mac – Beta Release for Apple M1 Processors


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The Spotify app on Mac now has a beta version to test compatibility with Apple M1 processors.

Spotify provided access to the beta version from its community site. The music streaming company is looking for reviews from Mac M1 owners to see how the app works. Spotify notes that there may be unexpected behavior and user feedback is encouraged to help identify these issues.

Apple launched its first native silicon Mac M1s last year, but Spotify is just starting to support them. “We have been working hard behind the scenes and are happy to announce that we now have a beta version of our app available,” Spotify said in A declaration. “It features many compatibility enhancements and optimizations for the new Apple architecture. “

How to install the Spotify app on Mac – M1 Beta

If you want to test the new version of the Spotify application available on Apple Silicon, you must install beta version. Spotify does not provide beta access in the MacOS store – it’s only on the Spotify community website.

  1. Download the Spotify beta app of the community site.
  2. Double click on the downloaded .dmg file.
  3. Then drag the app to your Applications folder.
  4. If you have already installed Spotify, the beta will replace it.
  5. If you want to go back to the standard version of Spotify, you need to download it again.

Are you using a Mac with Apple M1 silicon as part of your audio workstation? Many music creators and producers have given up on upgrading to Big Sur because DAWs and plugins run on the new silicon. Some music software companies have even published Big Sur guidelines for their DAW solutions.

“Please note that we cannot recommend using Apple Silicon systems until we have completed our testing or released updates to make our software and hardware compatible,” Steinberg mentionned in November 2020. Universal Audio also cautions against using UAD, Apollo and LUNA with Big Sur, especially on M1 hardware.

While it’s nice to see Spotify finally ramping up its support, it comes nearly eight months after these machines became available to the public. If you have any questions about Spotify beta on Mac M1, please feel free to ask them on the community forums. Spotify is seeking feedback from users of these systems to help develop the app. I guess eight months after releasing the new material is better than ever, right?

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