Popular live-streaming app OBS adapts to Apple Silicon

Now all Mac users will be able to enjoy one of the most popular live streaming apps.

Popular live-streaming app OBS adapts to Apple Silicon

Although the app is available for macOS computer users, it was only compatible with Macs that had the architecture of Intel processors.

However, as we have seen recently with the recent optimization of Microsoft Teams for Mac Silicon, the Open Broadcaster Software Project recently released the first beta version of OBS Studio 28, which in addition to adding over 30 new features and significantly improve performance, too can be run natively on Mac Silicon from Apple.

The change in performance will apparently be noticeable

According to the notes offered by the developers on the web for GitHub to download the beta version of OBS Studio, thanks to the new native support from Apple Silicon, computers that mount the M1 and M2 chips enjoy the program more optimally and without x86 emulation.

However, they add that many third-party plugins will not yet be available to Apple Silicon usersso if this is the case for you and you don’t want to lose some plugins, it’s a good idea to keep using the x86 versions of OBS and wait for the developers to extend this support.

Although supported, previous performance was poor

OBS Studio compatible with Mac Silicon

OBS Studio is now natively supported by Apple Silicon

Thanks to technology Rosette 2, Silicon Macs can easily run applications natively developed for the Intel architecture. But this compatibility is not synonymous with performance.

Although applications can be run, no app could harness the full potential of Applenian-made ARM chips. Luckily, thanks to the new native support, not only do they run faster and with better optimization, but they also consume less power, which is handy if you have a MacBook.

What other news does the OBS Studio 28 beta bring us?

For Mac users, there’s no doubt that the best news is that they’ll finally be fully compatible, but to make that news even better, there’s lots of interesting changes which are worth mentioning.

OBS Studio 28 Beta 1 is now available for testing! This will be a HUGE update including HDR support, Apple Silicon support, Qt 6, AMD encoder improvements, NVIDIA background removal, new theme and much more.

According Project OBS Tweet and the information available on its forum, the 10-bit HDR video supportin the same way we will also appreciate ScreenCaptureKit API support, which will enable screen recording with high performance on macOS. In addition, there is also a major improvement regarding compatibility with Apple’s VT encoder.

But of course, not everything can be so good; there is also bad news. This new beta version also includes significant changes when representing the discontinued for some operating systemsNote: The new version of OBS Studio 28 will not be compatible with macOS 10.13 and 10.14, Windows 7 and 8, and also not with Ubuntu 18.04. This lack of support is because the app also has will no longer support 32-bit architecture.