Spotify Launches New Lite App for Developing Countries

Posted on July 9, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Music + Videos, Spotify with 4 Comments

Spotify is making its streaming service more accessible to users in developing countries. Those who live in developing countries and don’t have the best network and have to deal with lots of data caps will love Spotify’s new app.

The new app, simply called Spotify Lite, is only 10MB in size. It’s only available for Android, but it ‘s meant to work with a majority of the Android phones, regardless of if it’s a newly released device or not. In fact, Spotify expects the app to work all Android phone running Android 4.3 or higher.

The new app is obviously a much more stripped down version of the full-fledged Spotify app. Users will continue to be able to run Spotify Lite along with the main Spotify app, but the new app will give them a better listening experience on unreliable networks. It even includes a data feature that lets you set a data limit and notifies you when you are over that limit so you don’t go over your phone plan’s data limits.

The new app is launching in 36 markets, including 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. You can get it for Android here. 

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4 responses to “Spotify Launches New Lite App for Developing Countries”

  1. SvenJ

    Groove worked on all Windows Phones, even the $39 ones. Worked on unreliable networks too, since you could download tracks over WiFi and listen off-line to anything. Just sayin'. Oh and I got to keep 10 tracks each month with my subscription. It even let me mix my tracks with streaming tracks and tracks from my cloud storage. This was a decade ago?

  2. mattbg

    Canada is a "developing country"?

    I guess you could say we're becoming one :)

  3. techyboy

    One of my favorite music app that is Spotify i really loved it! can you tell me whether it will work on iPhone X or not ?

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  4. mikej18

    Everything has change with Spotify. No more downloads, everything is on the cloud. I hope they bring better plans for Spotify Premium.

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