The popular live streaming app known as OBS has released a new beta version that works well with Apple Silicon Macs. The OBS beta update brings native support for Apple Macs with M1 and M2 chips.
The first beta of OBS Studio 28 brings improved performance
As published on the app’s official website, the first beta version of OBS Studio 28 provides full native support for Apple’s Silicon platform. This means that Apple Silicon Macs will be able to benefit from a significant improvement in application performance. The beta update also added new features to the OBS live streaming app.
Although Apple Silicon Macs support applications designed for Intel computers via Rosetta technology, applications cannot fully utilize Apple’s ARM chips. Applications with native Silicon support have been proven to run faster without consuming too much power. Therefore, many Mac users prefer to use applications with native support for their processors.
This is good news for Silicon Mac owners who have used the live streaming app. However, the app developer noted that third-party plugins still need to be updated to work with M1 and M2 Macs.
New Features of OBS Live Streaming App
As for new features, OBS Studio 28 has added support for 10-bit HDR video and the new ScreenCaptureKit API. This API enables high performance screen capture on macOS. Additionally, the update also brought better support for the Apple VT encoder.
Apart from the good news, the first beta of the OBS live streaming app also comes with some bad news. The app dropped support for macOS 10.13 and 10.14 as well as other operating systems. These include Windows 7 and 8, Ubuntu 18.04, and all 32-bit operating systems.
OBS Studio 28 beta is now available for download on Github for testing purposes only. It is not yet known when the public version of the application will be available. Those who are looking for a good live streaming software might want to try this app.