Spotify, the Swedish music streaming platform has now bought a lighter version of the app that is been developed for low-end Android smartphone. With successful tests in markets like the Philippines, Indonesia, Mexico, Malaysia and Brazil, the app looks and feels the same as the main app i.e. 10MB for the Indian users. The app uses less storage, which makes it ideal for older phones with limited capacity.
Managing Director India, Spotify, Amarjit Batra told IANS on Monday, "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".
One can download a lighter app separately and can use it either alongside or independently from the main Spotify app.
Batra added, "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".
Spotify Lite allows users to play your favourite songs and artists on demand to discover new music that helps in keeping track of storage and also keeps track of data and work on all low-end Android phones in all network conditions.
The app is a perfect fit for those who have a patchy network or struggle with the Internet or like saving mobile data.
The original Spotify app was launched in India in February that got more than one million followers in just a week after launch.
Spotify offers more than four crore songs with 300 crore playlists for music fans in India and is available across 79 markets. It has more than 207 million active users with 96 million users using Spotify Premium. Spotify adds almost 30,000 new tracks every day and is available in over 500 products across 200 hardware brands globally.