Spotify Lite has been announced to enable people with older Android phones as well as those with spotty internet connections to enjoy music seamlessly on the go.
The company is calling Lite its “small, fast, and simplified version” of the Spotify app. Users will be able to search and play songs from artists of choice, share the music with others, enjoy custom playlists, discover music and more. The Lite app has been tweaked to make it “ideal for older devices and operating systems”.
The Lite app also comes with a feature that allows users to set data limit and be notified when that limit is reached. Users can also clear the cache with a single tap — a nifty feature for old phones running low on storage.
The new Spotify Lite app, which is only 10MB in size, can run on all Android phones running OS version 4.3 or higher. The app is available for download to both free and premium users and can be used on the same device alongside the main Spotify app.
Any music or playlist that is saved in the Lite app will reflect in the main app. There is no news of an app for iPhone but the company remains hopeful about releasing one soon.
“Spotify Lite was built from the ground up based on user feedback from around the world, allowing millions more to enjoy the world’s best music experience — especially in areas with limited bandwidth and phone storage,” says Kalle Persson, Senior Product Manager at Spotify.
List of Countries where Spotify Lite has been released
The Spotify Lite app is being launched in 36 countries across Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Africa on Google Play.
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
- South Africa
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