Can you tell me when Spotify will be released for Windows on ARM and where on your Roadmap it is?
Windows on ARM PCs have been out a few years now and whilst the 32-Bit Windows App works, due to software emulation not optimally
Apple announced on the 22nd of June Macs are moving to ARM starting the end of the year and they expect the transition away from Intel to ARM to take 2 years. Both Microsoft and Adobe are working on ARM compatibility.
Currently on my Microsoft Surface Pro X I have to use the 32-Bit download which lags.
A new idea was posted for this last year but it's been closed as it didn't get enough Likes but it didn't get enough Likes as it's been closed 😕 -
Using the Web App isn't an ideal solution though. Sure it works well but by it's nature it's basic compared to the Desktop App.
For me this isn't a resolution. There's no Offline Downloads for example in the Web App :(.
Currently only Firefox works for me with the Site Specific Browser - see the following link, how to enable it to create an app.
It's good to see Mozilla have finally added a Web App feature to Firefox. It's been in Chromium based browsers for years and is even in Internet Explorer 11.
Strange that link you gave says it came in Firefox 73 but there's no mention of it in the FF73 Release Notes. My guess it's not yet a fully formed feature, especially as you have to enable a hidden flag.
On my Surface Pro 4 Microsoft Edge Chronium works with the Spotify Web Player - so it seems to be an arm64 specific problem.
I'm using the SSB Firefox Feature in 78.0.2 - but it seems not really to be final, since the app icon is not working after i close Firefox again. So I still wait, until this works with Microsoft Edge Chronium.
I know, I could use the Netflix app, but it works perfect for me as an PWA - and i like the Idea.
like I wrote in my last post - since today Spotify works for me. I created a bug report weeks ago, perhaps Microsoft fixed it with the latest release.
You are right with the support of ARM apps - therefore I have uninstalled the PWA Version of Netflix and will use now the app from the store. BTW - if you look for a native Keepass app - the developer of Keeweb created an arm64 version, after I asked him. So some developers care about our needs.
I understand its relatively straight forward to port apps to ARM.
The same happened with VLC there's a third party ARM64 version on the Other Downloads drop down on their website. Annoyingly it's about 2 years old though so isn't getting maintained. But the app rarely changes anyway.
I'm also using Visocity VPN after they made their 32-bit also ARM64 compatible. The app is still 32-bit has ARM64 drivers.
We need the bigger developers like Spotify and bizarrely Microsoft to get on board now!
yes - I compiled 7-Zip and Notepad++ for myself with Visual Studio 2019. Since it is sometimes very easy, it is strange, that there are so few arm64 ports. Now, since x86 32 bit applications run - the developers say - ok, thats enough, why should i build new ones.
Regarding VLC - i have contacted the VLC developers months ago and received a recent VLC build 3.0.10 and also nightly build of 4.x - but until now they didn't release it officially and I'm not allowed to post the links. I asked them today again - so hopefully the builds will find their way to the official homepage. If you want to know, why this 2 years old release was done - just read https://lists.llvm.org/pipermail/llvm-dev/2018-May/123457.html
Now, since x86 32 bit applications run - the developers say - ok, thats enough, why should i build new ones.
Sadly yes. No Apps so no Support, no Support because of no Apps.
Mostly it's embarrassing not even Microsoft are porting their apps. Both Teams and Skype are Win32 32-Bit only (and Electron is available for ARM). Skype has gotten worse, their was a Skype UWP ARM64 version which worked really well, but when MS killed the UWP version ARM support went with it :(.
I'm hoping when Apple release their first ARM MacBook at the end of the year it'll spur the Windows developer community to port more apps.
Ultimately a dual x86 and ARM world is where Windows is headed. For developers (not Spotify) who're releasing both x86 32-Bit and 64-Bit versions they should be switching to x86 64-Bit and ARM64 releases. If you already offer a 64-Bit app there's little point in the 32-Bit one these days.
i have contacted the VLC developers months ago and received a recent VLC build 3.0.10 and also nightly build of 4.x
Where's the contact page? I'd like to ask for the same. I'd prefer to use a v3.x build than a Nightly. I don't need the bleeding edge, just want stable. Thanks