So-called lite apps are quite popular at the moment. Lite apps are designed for low-end mobile devices or regions with low internet speeds. The apps are streamlined, use fewer resources and work better on slower connections.
Spotify Lite is no exception. Spotify recently launched its lite application on Google Play, where it is available to users from only certain regions.
Spotify claims it is available in 36 markets in “Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa”. Supported countries are Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Egypt, South Africa, the Philippines, Vietnam and India. Canada is surprisingly also on the list.
Tip : Interested users can download the APK from a service such as APK Pure to install on their devices. The actual application is not region-locked, only the download on Google Play is.
Desktop users who do not want to install the inflated Spotify client can install Xpotify on Windows 10 or Nuclear.
Spotify Lite offers some advantages, but also some disadvantages compared to the most important Spotify application. The application is considerably smaller than the full version, which means that it downloads and installs faster than it does.
The application should work great on most Android phones and even under less than ideal network conditions.
Another feature that is new is the ability to set the bandwidth limits per month. The default value is set to 700 MB per month, but you can change the quota in the settings. Spotify Lite can display a notification when you reach the bandwidth quota.
Spotify Lite is available for free and premium users. Free users have the same limitations as in the entire Spotify application.
One of the most important differences between full and light applications is that you cannot store numbers in the local system in the lite application.
Free users get a selection of playlists based on taste and options for playing other playlists provided by Spotify.