Spotify’s latest beta for its desktop app adds support for M1 Macs

Technically speaking, Spotify users who upgraded their computer to a Mac outfitted with Apple’s custom M1 processor didn’t lose support for the music streaming service’s desktop app. However, the official, public version doesn’t natively support Apple’s new chip architecture right now. But it looks like that will be changing soon.

Today, Spotify updated a post on its community forum (via MacRumors), initially meant to request a feature supporting Apple’s latest chips. That was submitted on November 11 of last year. Now, on July 1, Spotify says that the beta version of its desktop app now offers “many compatibility improvements and optimizations for the new Apple architecture.”

This is just a test phase for the full rollout of the updated Spotify desktop app at a future date. There’s no telling when that update will arrive, at least right now. However, Spotify does say in its official update that if anyone does try out the beta version of the desktop app, feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Per the updated community forum post:

We have been working hard backstage on this and are happy to announce that we now have a Beta version of our app available. It features many compatibility improvements and optimizations for the new Apple architecture.

Please note that as a Beta, some unexpected behavior might still occur. We’ll use all the feedback and info we get from you to tweak and improve your Spotify experience. And if everything works great we’d love to hear that too!

The beta version of the Mac desktop app is free to download and install. If you want to try it out, you can do so here. Of course, Spotify does say that some unexpected behavior from the app may pop up, considering it’s a beta. So keep that in mind before you download and install this pre-release version of the software.

For those with an Apple silicon Mac, this should be welcomed news if they use Spotify on the desktop.