Users with a new M1-powered Mac who’re looking for a non-Apple, non-Google, non-Mozilla browser, then I’ve got good news for them. Brave said it has updated the release channel of its privacy-focused browser with native Apple Silicon support.
As I write this article, the Microsoft Edge team is still testing M1 support in its Canary release channel.
Our last desktop browser update of the year (v1.18.77) features native support for M1 Macs, a localization fix for Brave Rewards, and fixes for playing videos on HBO Max and IMDb. https://t.co/4wVWi8TElt pic.twitter.com/6P2jBAMwSk
— Brave Software (@brave) December 30, 2020
Let me also remind you that it is the Chromium-based browser that blocks ads and trackers by default while implementing its own token system that’s intended to compensate creators occasionally and controversially.
Just like we’ve seen with other browsers based on Chromium, switching to a version that is developed for the ARM processors in new Macs should increase performance and extend battery life as well.
This version is programmed to also fixes video playback on IMDB and HBO Max, even if you don’t have an Apple machine with the new chips inside.