Spotify Lite goes official in India, other emerging markets

Oscar Cross
July 10, 2019

Coming in at just 10MB with support for devices running Android 4.3 or later, the company claims that 90 percent of the features on its main app would be available on the Lite version, which had been in beta since past year.

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. "As a result, Spotify Lite is now out of test mode, and available as an app for all users in the country", said Amarjit Singh Batra, MD-India, Spotify. The Spotify Lite app takes just 10MB (compared to the 100MB of the regular app) and allows you to monitor and limit the amount of mobile data it consumes. Users can clear cache to keep storage usage to minimum while using Spotify Lite.

"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", said Kalle Persson, senior product manager at Spotify.

"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.

Other popular apps with Lite versions include Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Tinder, Twitter and Skype, so clearly there's enough demand for those.

The focus is on offering Spotify Lite in markets where older phones and data limits are commonplace. It's only available for Android, but it 's meant to work with a majority of the Android phones, regardless of if it's a newly released device or not.

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