Spotify is launching the lighter model of its Android app right this moment — dubbed Spotify Lite — that’s designed for individuals with smaller knowledge plans and older units. The 10MB app (the primary Spotify app can require 100MB) ships with one main new function: the flexibility to set a knowledge restrict and obtain a notification when it’s reached, a necessity for folks conscious of their knowledge utilization.
Utilizing Spotify Lite, listeners can even management their tune cache and clear it with a tap, if storage is a matter. The app is obtainable in 36 markets around Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa by Google Play and can work on any gadget operating Android model 4.3 and better. It affords the identical expertise as the same old Spotify app, however, is optimized for slower connections and people with much less information-intensive cell plans.
Aside from the info function addition, the one different primary distinction between commonplace Spotify and its Lite variant seems to be a design change: customers’ libraries on Lite are changed with favorites, which is the place all saved songs and playlists dwell. Spotify says the app is supposed to enhance the principle Spotify app and that people ought to choose “whichever fits [them] finest.”
Spotify is considered one of several leading tech corporations to introduce a lite app. Fb, as an example, launched Facebook Lite, Messenger Lite, and Instagram Lite. Uber additionally launched its personal Lite version. These Lite apps are gaining popularity and significant as tech corporations look to broaden to growing nations the place knowledge connections are slower, and data itself is extra valuable and costly.