Published: Wed, July 10, 2019
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Spotify introduces lighter version to reach more users

Spotify introduces lighter version to reach more users

Lite App For Android is Now Official in 36 Countries and many to come.

Spotify Lite supports all the usual features such as the ability to search and play your favorite songs, saving them, sharing music with friends, discovering new music, as well as personalized playlists.

The Spotify Lite app is a smaller and more simplified version of the original app, the company said, but it also has "a few extra features making it ideal for older devices and operating systems", the company said on its website.

"We are committed to the long-term development of the music streaming industry, and the launch of Spotify Lite is another strong step in that direction", Batra added.

Spotify Lite users can set a data limit and will receive a notification when that limit is reached so that you don't need to fret about your data usage. You can also easily clear your cache if your phone runs low on storage. Those who live in developing countries and don't have the best network and have to deal with lots of data caps will love Spotify's new app.

There are no changes in the subscription fees with no charges on the Free account and while the Premium account costs R59.99. Additionally, the app's initial download size is limited to just 10MB. For those fearful about maxing out their data plan, the app comes with a non-obligatory restrict that may inform you if you end up near hitting that buffer.

At the moment the company has no formal plans to bring the app to iOS, but Android users can download the app now from the Google Play store. India will be Spotify's one of the major markets, and the latest Lite version will be a strong competitor for other regional music streaming apps. So probably the major chunk of people enjoying the Lite app will be Android users only.

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