Simply called Spotify Lite, the app is meant to enable users to enjoy the company's music streaming service regardless of their network connectivity, data plan, and quality of their phones.
Why it matters: Lite versions of apps have always been popularized by companies like YouTube and Facebook.
If your phone contract only includes a small amount of data, Spotify Lite caters to that with the ability to set a data limit for your music listening. Spotify Lite, roughly 10MB in size, can be downloaded from Google Play Store.
Apparently an iOS version is not on the cards, reports TechCrunch, suggesting that Android owners are most likely to benefit from the stripped-down version of the app.
The basic UI and UX of the app, i.e the core experience of the Spotify Lite app remains similar to the standard app.
"Spotify Lite was built from the ground up based on user feedback from around the world, allowing millions more to enjoy the world's best music experience - especially in areas with limited bandwidth and phone storage", Kalle Persson, Spotify's senior product manager, said in a release. It will then notify users when they've reached that limit.
"With Spotify Lite, you can easily control your data and storage". Interested users can also use their premium account on Spotify Lite.
"We announced the availability of Spotify Lite Beta in India a couple of months ago to gauge user interest, which was high". As of March 2019, the music platform reported 217 million users with 46 percent of them being paid subscribers (100 million).