Parallels today announced the release of Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac with performance and gaming updates for Windows users and more. This release brings full support for Apple’s ProMotion display with automatic refresh rate changes and up to 96% faster Windows 11 on M1 Ultra devices. Also, you can now connect to the Xbox Wireless Controller and enjoy Windows games on your Mac. It also comes with improved USB support for live streaming.
Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac features:
- First-class performance: Users can leverage the most-advanced Windows experience on their Macs to run more than 200,000 Windows apps and classic games.
- Continuous and seamless integration: Optimized for the latest Apple hardware, users can enjoy compatibility with Apple’s ProMotion display and unleashed performance of the Apple M1 Ultra chip that delivers up to 96% faster Windows 11 on a Mac Studio, while staying up to date with any upcoming macOS upgrades.
- Easier set up for Windows 11: Users can now get Windows 11 downloaded, installed, and configured in just one click saving time with setting up, as well as download a free set of ready-to-use Linux systems.
- Enhanced Windows game-play experience on a Mac: Users can now simply connect a game controller to their Mac, switch to Windows, and start playing. Enjoy smooth Windows UI and video playback, a higher frame rate, and much more.
The new features in Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac have been engineered to enable users to be more productive while leveraging a high-performing Windows OS on a Mac