A brand new, stripped down model of Spotify is at present being examined that might be loads kinder to your knowledge plan. Because the title suggests, it’s a paired down model of the app and comes with some nifty options, together with the power to place a cap on the information you might be utilizing to hearken to songs. The precise app weighs in at simply 15MB, which is an entire 75MB lighter than the full-fat model of the app.
All this sounds nice however there are just a few caveats. The app is being examined in chosen international locations (together with Brazil) and there’s no phrase but on if a full rollout will occur.
There are some options lacking, too, together with offline listening and high-quality playback. There’s no Spotify Join both, so no seamless connecting as much as your own home audio system both. And it is solely accessible to Android customers for now.
Key options lacking
These options aren’t precisely bloatware and, for a lot of, are integral to how they use Spotify. The shortcoming to select songs to play (it’s all shuffle, sadly) may also imply that is an app that’s not designed for these with a premium account.
This isn’t the one factor Spotify is testing. It announced in April that it could be making adjustments to its free tier and enjoyable issues corresponding to shuffle play. So, customers can select to hearken to tracks, so long as they seem on one of many 15 personalised playlists. The app can be mentioned to come back with a low knowledge mode, so similar to what this Lite model gives.