Swedish audio streaming platform Spotify has rolled out Spotify Lite to 36 new markets. The audio streaming platform debuted a beta version of the service in 2018 before they expanded to Asia in April 2019. Spotify Lite targets emerging markets with prohibitive data like Egypt and South Africa.
The service is available to users with Android 4.3 devices across Asia, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa. As against the 100MB that the main Spotify app weighs, Spotify LTE weighs just 10MB. This, in essence, means the service won’t cover; offline playback, Volume level controls, Spotify’s high-quality 320 Kbps option, and Spotify Connect.
Spotify Lite offers; playlists and recently played music, a navigation bar at the bottom which displays the Home, Search, and Favorites buttons. It also comes with a Facebook integration and a custom splash screen. Through the Settings menu, users will be able to specify a monthly data usage limit from 250MB-3GB.
According to Kalle Persson, Senior Product Manager at Spotify, Spotify Lite was built from scratch based on user feedback from around the world. He said the app is designed to work in areas with limited bandwidth.
The 36 new markets where Spotify will be available includes;
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, Malaysia, India.
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