Spotify Lite channels music your way in a 10MB app

The slimmed-down music app is launching in 36 countries.

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Spotify Music App On A Smartphone

Spotify Lite is available for Android phones in Asia, Canada, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.

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Spotify has launched a lightweight version of its music streaming app so you don't have to worry about hitting data limits as you stream. The 10 MB Spotify Lite app is designed for older devices and operating systems, and it's coming to 36 countries.

People with free and Premium Spotify accounts can download the app on any Android device that runs the main app's version 4.3 or higher, and you can set your own data limit -- you'll get a notification when you hit it. You can also easily clear your cache if your phone runs low on storage.

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"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.

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It's available on the Google Play Store in Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Oman, Jordan, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, South Africa, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and India.

Spotify said it surpassed 100 million subscribers at the end of March. Rival service Apple Music has 60 million.

First published at 4:28 a.m. PT.
Updated at 4:45 a.m. PT: Adds more details.

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