Spotify Lite launches in South Africa

Lawrence Kim
July 9, 2019

Spotify has unveiled a new version of its app called Spotify Lite which is primarily designed for older or lower end devices that has less firepower as compared to newer models.

The app comes in at under 10MB, and is set to stream tunes at "Basic" quality by default, which the company says should work out to roughly 0.5MB per song on average.

Spotify Lite uses less storage, making it a good option for older devices and operating systems, with limited capacity, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. Worry not, the lightweight app still able to play users' saved songs and playlists as well as perform other major features of the full-sized Spotify app including search, recommendations, and many more.

"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.

The interface is pretty much the same as the standard Android app, but includes features to track your mobile data usage for streaming music, and to set a limit on how much data you'll let the app use before it notifies you.

Spotify Lite also allows users to control their cache and clear it with a tap.

Spotify Lite is now available on the Google Play Store and can be used alongside your full-fat app.

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