Currently, one of the most undisputed champion app for online music streaming is Spotify. This excellent application is available for Android and iOS with millions of subscribers. Of course, Spotify is not surviving without competitors, such as YouTube Music, but Spotify maintains the leadership. The purpose of Spotify developers is to bring the platform to all users, besides the smartphone performance. So because of that, a new version of Spotify is launched, Spotify Lite for lower data consumption on the phones with lower performance.
Spotify Lite Versus Spotify
It is clear that Spotify Lite has the purpose of consuming less space on your phone. And when we say less space, it is real (9.8 MB) versus Spotify that consumes 100 MB of space. This could be the significant differences between them, but let’s see next what we have. The Lite version doesn’t have a Library, not even on the premium subscription. But, don’t worry; you will have a Favourites Tab, and everything you know, such as the Home Screen, Playlist, and Recommendations.
However, even if you create a playlist with Spotify Lite, you won’t have Podcasts available. Maybe this can represent a problem for a lot of users because you can’t download and listen to the songs when you are offline. No, the premium users don’t have this option. But, we have a real advantage for Spotify Lite too, such as the audio quality of the playback. This function is made especially for the limitation of data consumption with the Lite version, just like many other functions in this app.
Finally, if you haven’t tried Spotify until now, you can give a try with Spotify Lite. Especially if your phone is older or its performances are lower. At the same time, you have a lot of features offered by Spotify that you can miss, so it’s up to you to decide.
Angela Davies was a reporter for s4Tips, before becoming the lead editor. Angela has over fifty bylines and has reported on countless stories concerning all things related to technology. Angela studied at Caltech.