Sweden-based music streaming service Spotify has launched Spotify Lite on beta for low-end Android phone users in India. The app weighs in at 11MB and is available as a beta version.
Spotify Lite is designed to be used on all low-end phones, depending on no network conditions whatsoever. The app will be able to work with patchy internet where data is consumed with care and has restrictions or FUP limits.
The app offers the same catalogue of over 35 million songs which can be accessed according to different artists, genres and albums. Users will also be able to gain access to Daily Mixes, Shuffle Play and curated playlists as they did on the original Spotify app.
The Lite version of Spotify also allows users to log in to there Free or premium account and provides users with all the benefits of a Premium account, even on a low-end phone.
In addition to music streaming, Spotify Premium users will also be able to download songs and they’ll be able to keep track of the data consumed and space it takes up on their phone. You can look up the differences between Spotify Free and Spotify Premium here.
Spotify Lite Beta is currently available on Android phones by downloading through the Google Play Store.
The news comes just two and a half months after Spotify announced the start of its services in India. Since its launch in the country, it has triggered competition in the music streaming market soon after which rivals Gaana and JioSaavn slashed their subscription prices. Last month, Spotify also confirmed that it’s removing all songs under the Saregama catalogue, after negotiations broke down between the two companies.