Spotify tests lite version of app in Brazil

03 Julio, 2018, 11:25 | Author: Misty Newman
  • Spotify Lite app being tested on Google Play Store

Many online services are catering to users with less powerful devices with slimmed-down versions of their apps. That's particularly important for cheaper smartphones, which tend to have less memory, and people who use metered mobile data .

Even with those roadblocks in mind, Spotify Lite still may be worth a look seeing as how it's only around 15MB in size compared to the 100MB monster that is the regular Spotify app.

However, like most things in life, there's a compromise here... although we can't quite be sure exactly what. That apparently includes - or, rather, doesn't include - offline playback and Spotify Connect for streaming to other devices. You're basically getting an app that can stream random songs and shuffled playlists, and that's it. For now, app tracking firm Sensor Tower suggests Spotify Lite has racked up just 4,000 downloads so this is very much a test deployment.

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Of course, the app is in beta right now so that list of missing features may change as/when it gets a full worldwide release. What complicates this process for Spotify Lite, be it the lack of storage on budget phones or otherwise, remains a mystery to us. It's most likely a block on users in the U.S., so those of us in the States will have to stick to regular Spotify streaming.

A Spotify spokesperson told us: "At Spotify, we routinely conduct a number of tests in an effort to improve our user experience".

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