Spotify Introduces Spotify Lite for Users with Limited Bandwidth and Older Phones

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Spotify recently launched a lighter version of its Andriod app and it is called Spotify Lite. Spotify Lite was designed to operate as a smaller, faster and simplified version of the main Spotify app. It was designed for users who have a smaller data plan and who have older devices. The app is already available on Google Play and is available in 36 markets across Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Africa.

Spotify Introduces Spotify Lite for Users with Limited Bandwidth and Older Phones

About Spotify Lite

Spotify Lite is a lighter version of the Spotify app and is designed for users with limited bandwidth and older devices. It is a 10MB app (the official app requires about 100MB). With the Spotify Lite app, users can still search and play their favourite songs. They can still save the music, share with others, make playlists and discover new music. The app just has a few new features, one of these features is the ability to set a data limit.  Users will receive a notification once the data limit has been reached.

Spotify Lite has also been optimized to work efficiently on older devices. The lighter app is also faster to install and users can control their cache and clear it with a single tap. It can be downloaded separately, both for Free and Spotify Premium users. It can also be used either alongside or independently from the main Spotify app on all Android phones running version 4.3 or higher.

Spotify Speaks on the Newly Launched Spotify Lite app

Kalle Persson, a senior product manager at Spotify spoke about the lighter version of its app. She stated the lighter version of the app was built from the ground up. It was also created based on user feedback from around the world. With the app, they can allow millions more enjoy the world’s best music experience. Users with limited bandwidth and phone storage can also partake in the experience.

Spotify is one of the multiple major tech companies to introduce a lite app. Other tech companies who have launcher a lighter version of their apps include Facebook and Uber. Lite apps are becoming more popular and critical as tech companies look to expand to developing countries where data connections are slower and data itself is more precious and expensive.

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