Spotify on Thursday rolled out a new beta version of its Mac app that’s built for M1 chips. It promises “many compatibility improvements and optimizations” for Apple Silicon machines, and anyone can try it out.
The public version of the Spotify app — originally built for Intel-powered Mac models — already works just fine on M1 machines. But it needs Apple’s Rosetta 2 platform for translation, which isn’t ideal.
With the new beta, Spotify runs natively on M1 chips, so it should be a lot smoother and snappier than previous versions of the app.
Get the Spotify beta with M1 Mac support
“We have been working hard backstage on this and are happy to announce that we now have a Beta version of our app available” with M1 chip support, Spotify announced on Thursday.
“It features many compatibility improvements and optimizations for the new Apple architecture.” Anyone can download and try out the beta today by downloading it from the Spotify website.
After you’ve downloaded the .DMG file, drag it to your Applications folder, replacing any existing version of Spotify that may be installed. You can downgrade to the public version later by simply downloading that.
Spotify warns that there may be some “unexpected behavior” with this version of the app — as is usually the case with beta releases. It encourages users to submit feedback that could help improve the app.