Spotify Lite app for entry-level Android smartphones launched in India

A smartphone is seen in front of a screen projection of Spotify logo, in this picture illustration taken April 1, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

“The Spotify Lite app weighs 10MB in size and is meant for low-end devices with mediocre specifications”

Spotify has launched a lighter version of its app in India called Spotify Lite. The new version from the Swedish music streaming platform is built for low-end Android smartphones that sport basic specs and minimal storage. The company has announced the Spotify Lite app in the country, following its successful test in markets including Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, and Brazil. It weighs just 10MB but comes with similar looks and feel to the main app that is available for users in India right now.


Commenting on the launch, Amarjit Batra Managing Director India Spotify said, “When Spotify launched in India two months ago, we had committed to localising the app so that more and more people can listen to music. Spotify Lite Beta is a step in that direction as it enables users to play millions of songs for free, takes up less space on phones, and saves data when used on the go. Our ambition is to be available on all platforms that make sense to our users, and make the music streaming experience as seamless as possible.”

The Spotify Lite app is available for download from Google Play store starting today. It can be downloaded separately and used either alongside or independently from the main Spotify app. The app lets you listen to your favourite songs on demand, discover music, keep track of storage with control over cache and ability to clear it and control data. You can either use Spotify Lite app for free with ads or purchase the premium membership for ad-free music or download songs offline. 

Spotify forayed into the Indian market earlier this year, and the service is off to a great start. The app has reportedly managed to add one million unique users within the very first week of its operation in India. The new Lite version of the service will further give it a push and target new users.

Ashish is one of the youngest members of 91mobiles, and a recent tech geek convert. When he's not churning out articles, you’ll find him watching sports or binging TV shows. He listens to John Mayer when beating Delhi traffic.
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