Spotify released beta of native ARM client for Windows

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  • Windows ARM Spotify users now have yet another reason to rejoice.
  • A beta of the native ARM 64 version of the app has been announced. 
  • Say goodbye to the emulating and hello to much better performance.
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Are you using Spotify as your default music software on your Windows-powered device? Well, if the answer is yes, then we have some excellent news from you.

Thus, Microsoft partnered up with Spotify in order to bring some happiness to customers with ARM-based Windows computers.

Let’s dive right into it and find out together why the latest beta for the ultra-popular software is so important for worldwide PC users of Spotify.

Optimizations for ARM 64 brought by latest Spotify beta

We were talking about the latest beta version of Spotify, and how it brings optimizations for ARM64, which means Windows PCs with ARM processors inside can run the app natively.

Just so you understand, Spotify announced the ARM64-version of its client on the official forum, so we’re not at all talking about a rumor.

The above-mentioned post includes a link for downloading the executable file (version 1.1.86.857), plus a notification about a single known issue.

People at Spotify headquarters say that the app currently struggles with some video podcasts, and instead of playing an episode, Spotify asks the user to update the client.

For the time being, the company actually recommends watching the broken podcasts in a browser to bypass this problem.

Just to make it extra clear, Windows on ARM users can run the regular Spotify app using emulation, but the native app offers much better efficiency and performance.

And, as you might have already expected, the latter is currently in beta, so it’s safe to say you can expect some rough edges and bugs.

That being said, if you decide to use Spotify Beta on an ARM-based Windows PC, make sure to share your feedback with Spotify to help the company improve the app.

Excited about this new Spotify optimization? Share your opinions with us in the comments section below.

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