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Spotify launches ‘lite’ app for users with older phones and limited connectivity

By | Published on Wednesday 10 July 2019


Spotify has launched a ‘lite’ version of its app specifically designed for users with older phones or operating systems, or patchy network connectivity and limited mobile data.

Why? Well, because “music is meant to be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of your network connectivity, data plan, and whether or not you have the latest phone”, obviously! The streaming firm says that Spotify Lite is a small, fast and simplified version of its main app, with a bunch of extra features “making it ideal for older devices and operating systems”.

Launching the new app – which can be used alongside or instead of the main app – the firm’s Senior Product Manager, Kalle Persson, said: “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”.

Spotify Lite is currently available for Android users in 36 markets, with the focus on countries in Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.