Swedish based music streaming platform Spotify has launched a Lite version of its app for Android users. The music streaming service provider aims to attract Android users who face problems like limited data plans, slower network and low storage.
The app Spotify Lite App was launched in 36 countries in Asia, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa including India, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Oman, Jordan, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, South Africa, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Malaysia.
The ad-supported free version of the app has been made available in these countries now. Spotify launched the beta version of its Lite app in May and now, the company has launched it for the regular users/ The app can be downloaded for free from Google Play store.
The new Lite app is 108MB in size, so it doesn’t take much time to download and install it on the user’s device. According to the company, the Spotify Lite app comes with a feature to control and clear cache files by just tapping on it. Another feature of the app allows the users to set a data limit and also notifies the user when reaches the set limit. The Spotify Lite app runs on smartphones with Android version 4.3 or more. The app is now available to all the users.
The SpotifyLite app is loaded with personalised playlists based on user’s preferences. There are popular and trending playlists on the music streaming app along with curated playlists created by Spotify Editors. The users can enjoy different regional music like Punjabi, Tamil, and more. At the bottom, there are four tabs – Home, Search, Favourites, and Premium. The search tab lets the users search their favourite music from its catalogue and even displays the list of genres like Pop, Bollywood, Romance, Punjabi, Party, Tamil, Pride, and more. The ‘Favourite’ tab allows the user to create their own playlist. The ‘Premium’ tab permits users to buy subscription and ad-free experience also it allows them to download their favourite music. New subscribers will get 30 days free trial, after which they will have to pay Rs. 119 per month.
Commenting on the launch Amarjit Singh Batra, MD – India said, “We announced the availability of Spotify Lite Beta in India a couple of months ago to gauge user interest, which was high. As a result, Spotify Lite is now out of test mode, and available as an app for all users in the country. This small, fast app will make millions of free songs more accessible to anyone who may have an older mobile device, limited storage on their phones, are in poor internet connectivity areas, or just don’t want to spend excess data on listening to music. 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.”
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