One of the largest Music streaming company Spotify has launched it’s service to android users. Knowing too well that android has highest number of users than any other platform round the globe, this is indeed a great move by the company.
However, the newly introduced Spotify Lite app for Android aimed at users with low storage, spotty connectivity, limited data plans, and older phones. The app is a lite version and comes with a data limit feature.
The Spotify Lite app is available on Google Play Store and it’s only 10MB in size. The app allows you to control your cache and clear it with a single trap. It also comes with the ability to set a data limit and get a notification when you reach it. It only runs on Android phones that are equipped with version 4.3 or higher.
Spotify Lite is available in 36 markets across Asia, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa. The list of supported markets include 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.
However, Spotify Lite app comes with personalised playlists based on your hearing pattern, popular and trending playlists on the streaming app, and curated playlists made by editors at Spotify. There are four tabs at the bottom – Home, Search, Favourites, and Premium.
The presence of Search tab on the app lets you search from the Spotify database and it even shows a list of genres like Pop, Bollywood, Romance, Punjabi, Party, Tamil, Pride, and more. There is a Favourites tab that lets you create a playlist, and see all your Favourite songs in one go.
The premium tab is self-explanatory and it allows users to buy subscription for an ad-free experience. It also allows users to download songs to listen offline as well. New users get 30 days free trial, after which they will have to pay Rs. 119 per month (approximately). In the Settings menu, the Spotify Lite app will show you the amount of data used, and lets you set a monthly data limit as well.