Spotify, the leader in music streaming, has launched a new version of its application, it will cover 36 markets spread Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.
Spotify Lite is a simplified version of the main application, it has been designed so that users with older Android operating systems and have access to its music library.
The application requires only 10 Mb of storage space, which means that it will install and load faster on older phones and tablets. Spotify says that it will work on all Android devices, from Jellybean 4.3 or later (4.3 launched in 2013).
Please note that Lite does not replace Spotify Free and Spotify Premium, but it the complete. To download it, go here.
Kalle Persson, senior project manager at Spotify said that Spotify Lite has been designed from scratch based on the comments of users throughout the world, allowing millions to enjoy the best musical experience, especially in areas where the bandwidth and the storage line are limited.
Spotify has a lot of merit in proposing such a variation of its service, given that its main application is for the less greedy in data internet..
In regions where the amount of data is more restricted than in Europe, for example, Spotify Lite offers a feature through which it is possible to put in place a limit of data consumption and to receive an alert when it is reached.
It will also be permitted to manually empty its cache memory, where the Android used to lack of storage space.
Spotify says that the access to libraries, reading lists, and search functions will be identical to the primary application. By contrast, the podcasts will not be available, or Spotify Connect.
Here is the complete list of countries in which Spotify Lite is available : Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, South Africa, Lebanon, Oman, Jordan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Canada, united arab Emirates, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and India.