The Jakarta Post
Spotify has officially released Spotify Lite, a lighter version of its app that takes up less storage space in Android devices. (REUTERS/File Photo/Brendan McDermid)
Music streaming service Spotify has officially released Spotify Lite, a lighter version of its app that takes up less storage space in Android devices.
In contrast to the original app, Spotify Lite has a simpler interface featuring fewer on-screen buttons.
According to the Spotify website, Spotify Lite is designed to optimize storage space, a device's battery and internet data plans.
Spotify Lite will only take up 15 megabytes of users' mobile storage space, as opposed to the 50 MB required by the original Spotify app.
In addition, Spotify Lite also features an option that allows users to set a limit for monthly internet data usage on the app, ranging from 250 MB to 3 gigabytes per month.
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However, Spotify Premium customers who regularly listen to their favorite playlists without an internet connection may want to stick with the original app, since Spotify Lite does not allow users to download songs to their devices due to optimization reasons.
Premium customers are unable to adjust audio quality on the Spotify Lite app, according to a statement from Spotify.
Spotify Lite is currently available in select countries, including Indonesia, and the app can be downloaded via the Google Play Store.
There is no news yet on whether the app will also be available via the Apple Store. (rfa/wng)