There are many ways in which one can stream Spotify from, such as their mobile devices, computers, connected speakers and so on. Even on the computer, there are a couple of options, such as using the dedicated Spotify desktop app or streaming via their computer’s browser.

However it seems that if you are a user of Apple’s Safari browser, it looks like you will no longer be able to stream Spotify via the browser anymore, or at least for the foreseeable future unless something changes, either on Spotify or Apple’s end. This was initially discovered and posted on the Spotify forums by user riegelstamm, who complained that he/she was unable to use Spotify in Safari despite Spotify initially stating that browser playback was supported in Safari 6 or higher.

Spotify has since issued a statement on the matter and has confirmed that Safari support is no longer available (for now). “After taking a look backstage, we can confirm that after recent updates Safari is no longer a supported browser for Web Player. We’re always testing things by adding or removing features to make Spotify better overall. We’re sorry that this means you’re not able to use the Web Player like you could before. We can’t say if or when any specific features will be back. But as soon as we’ve got anything to announce, we’ll let everyone know via the Spotify Community.”

As iMore notes, the system requirements page for Spotify no longer lists Safari as one of the supported browsers, so macOS users who want to keep streaming via their browsers will have to rely on Chrome, Firefox, Opera, or download the desktop app.

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