Spotify Lite launches in Philippines, 35 other countries

Bessie Dean
July 10, 2019

Spotify Lite is available for Android phones in Asia, Canada, Latin America, Middle East and Africa. Furthermore, whenever that limit is reached, the app sends a notification to the user to make sure that the data plan isn't maxed out. "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 user experience is greatly simplified while still offering access to millions of songs, and it can be used alongside the main Spotify app with support for both free and Spotify Premium users. Important features like artist and song search, music discovery and playlists, as well as saving favorites and sharing them, are all present with notable exclusions being video and cover artists which the company believes aren't needed for the core app experience.

Swedish music streaming app Spotify on Tuesday launched a "Lite" version of its app for the Indian market that is just 10MB in size and helps people control data and storage on low-end Android smartphones and in areas with poor Internet connectivity.

Spotify Lite was "built from the ground up based on user feedback from around the world".

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Spotify Lite for Android is now official, launching today across 36 countries.

If your phone already runs the standard Spotify app just fine, there's really no need to switch - that one also offers options to save on data usage. As of March 2019, the music platform reported 217 million users with 46 percent of them being paid subscribers (100 million). Europe and the USA won't get the app at the beginning.

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