- The Spotify web player was not supported on Safari since 2017;
- Apple had security concerns with a Google plugin called Widevine, used by Spotify to perform web streams.
In the fierce dispute within the music streaming market, Apple has given a break to a big competitor. After three years, Spotify web player is again supported by Safari, the native web browser on Apple gadgets.
Back in 2017, Spotify removed support for Safari with no explanation. Although there’s no official announcement from either Spotify or Apple, Safari is now back on the list of browsers supported by the music streaming service, according to Neowin. That means Safari fans can play their favorite songs using the browser by visiting Spotify’s web player.
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Among the theories that emerged in 2017, besides speculations about Apple trying to benefit its Apple Music app, there were reports on security issues with a Google plugin called Widevine, used by Spotify to perform web streams.