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Spotify Could be Working on Trimmed Down Version, Spotify Lite

As of now, the app is only available on Android in Brazil.

News18.com

Updated:July 3, 2018, 3:13 PM IST
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Spotify Could be Working on Trimmed Down Version, Spotify Lite
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Spotify is said to be testing a trimmed down version of their regular app. Spotify Lite would reduce the app size significantly when compared to the regular app. According to a report by Android Police, the ‘Lite’ version would miss out on some of the key features. As of now, the app is only available on Android in Brazil. It is said that the Spotify Lite app will only take up around 15MB of space which is significantly less when compared to the regular app’s 100MB. If and when the app is rolled out, it will join a host of other app makers tinkering with the idea of a ‘Lite’ version of their regular apps. Some of these being Instagram, Uber and Google Search.

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Android Police says that while the app visually looks similar upon launch, certain functionalities are missing. Offline playback is ditched, and there’s no option for extreme quality playback (which streams songs at 320 kbps). There’s also no Spotify Connect, which allows for audio to be wirelessly be streamed from your phone to another device, like speakers or a TV. It also looks like specific songs can’t be selected, even if you’re a Premium subscriber, so all music has to be played via shuffle.

The trimmed down version would be similar to the regular one when opened by a user. However, features like offline playback, extreme quality for playback and Spotify Connect (which allows audio to be streamed wirelessly) would not be present in the trimmed down version, as per the report by Android Police. Also, specific songs cannot be selected, even if the user is a Premium subscriber, which means all music would be played through the shuffle option. Currently, there is no news on when or if the app would be launched in India.

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| Edited by: Abhinav Jakhar
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