- Spotify now has an ARM-based app for Windows.
- The app is in beta and anyone can download it.
- The Spotify ARM app has only one known issue that affects video playback.
Spotify, the popular music streaming platform, has released a native version of its app for Windows devices running on ARM processors. The company quietly announced the first beta of the app at its community forum, and it was quickly spotted on Reddit (via Thurrott).
Although the regular app has always worked on ARM64 devices, it required emulation, which often doesn’t work as expected and makes the experience feel sluggish. However, the Spotify app now runs natively on ARM processors, such as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon found in the Surface Pro X tablet.
The current beta version is 220.127.116.117, and you can download it directly from the Spotify servers. If you have been using the regular version, you will need to uninstall the app before you can install the ARM-native application.
Since this is not the final version, the company points out a known issue that prevents some video podcasts from playing. If you must watch a particular video, you can still do this through the Spotify web version.
Although ARM-based devices are still not as popular as those regular x86-based computers, they are gaining attention, and Spotify is bringing its app to the SoC (System on a Chip) architecture is only good news. The app also joins others like 7-zip, VLC, Netflix, Photoshop, Zoom, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Teams, Twitter, Instagram, and many others.