[Desktop][Developer] Add support for Apple Silicon (ARM64 on Mac)

Feature request:

Add support for Apple Silicon in a future Spotify release on Mac OS.


Apple have recently released a new generation of Macs based on their own Apple Silicon. I hope that Spotify will prioritize native support for this new CPU architecture.  If so the best music platform on the Mac, will continue running great natively on the new generation Mac hardware.

Updated on 2021-06-15

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Status changed to: New Idea

Updated on 2020-11-12

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I hope this is already in the works 🙂


Please support for Apple Silicon that we can continue to use Spotify. 🙏🙏


If Google can make an ARM64 version of Chrome, I know y’all will optimize Spotify for Apple Silicon. Please prioritize!


Or allow us to use the iPad version 🙂


To be fair the Rosetta 2 version is working perfectly fine now. It's not like the app is incompatible with the M1 Macs. I'm sure a Universal version is in the works.


I wonder if Spotify could reuse some of the iOS / iPad OS code in the desktop app.


I honestly hope they get a native app running soon, I disagree with TetraVaal because Spotify constantly crashes for me on my M1 MacBook Pro!

Casual Listener

I think it is likely that they already have a Universal application in the works, however if not I hope this idea will give them the attention they need. My experience is that native apps is also far less resource hungry than non-native apps running through Rosetta 2. Important for devices like MacBook Air /Pro M1 to optimize battery life.


Things like this shouldn't even require a vote. It should already be happening, regardless of the drama happening between Spotify and other companies against Apple. 


Did Microsoft ask for a vote before releasing a beta for Office? Did Adobe ask for a vote for their apps? Did Blizzard require a vote for WoW native support? Did Pandora ask for a vote to natively support HomePod? I can go on and on.


Spotify is a multi-billion dollar company and when comparing to the aforementioned companies who run much more complicated and demanding apps, Spotify is so infuriatingly damn slow in implementing ideas and require a vote for it to be even be discussed with the developers? Took a significant amount of time for them to even implement Apple Watch streaming.


- rant over.

Casual Listener

I agree with telo123, I would imagine that it is significantly harder to port a large and also old suite of applications like MS Office to Apple Silicon than a single standalone app like Spotify.

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