Spotify Lite released in the Google Play Store, but it's missing some premium features

Spotify Lite released in the Google Play Store, but it's missing some premium features
The Spotify Lite app silently made its way into Google Play Store, but it's still in beta. The final version will probably get an official announcement, but if you live in the right country and own the right smartphone, you might be able to download right now.

As Spotify highlights it in the description, the Lite app is just a test for the moment, so those installing the app are asked to share their feedback so that the app can be improved and fixed if needed.

Before you try it out, you should know that Spotify Lite doesn't offer the same rich experience that you get using the full-fledged apps (be it mobile or desktop). It misses many features like shuffle, the option to download songs and select sound quality, as well as a lot of gestures that make it easier to navigate the app.

On the bright side, Spotify Lite is supposed to work on all Android smartphone in all network conditions. Also, it uses less data than the full-fledged app and, obviously, it's much smaller in size.



1. Valdomero

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Nice, the feature to control your data within the app should be in the regular version as well.

2. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2271; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I believe Spotify will start hemorrhaging as Apple reaches over 100+ paid subscribers. It's unfortunate, but the company with the largest assets wins.

3. KingSam

Posts: 1493; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

So let me get this straight. A sub $100 phone with a $5-$10 monthly subscription. Just buy a good phone.

4. libra89

Posts: 2312; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

You do know that you can use Spotify for free, right? Also don't forget that some people have other people who pay for their subscriptions. One of my friend's brother used to pay for her Spotify and his own on a family plan.

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