Spotify Like App In India

 

Spotify Lite is now available for Indian users. The stripped down version of Spotify is aimed at users with phones with limited storage and patchy network.

Spotify on Tuesday officially launched its Spotify Lite application in India. Available as beta app since May, Spotify Lite is aimed at users with low-end smartphones having lesser storage, slower network and other limited capabilities. Spotify Lite, roughly 10MB in size, can be downloaded from Google Play Store.

Spotify Lite has the same look and feel as the main application but with a few subtle differences. For instance, Spotify Lite replaces Your Library with Favorites . It's compatible with all Android phones running version 4.3 or higher.

Just like the main app, you can use Spotify Lite to artists on demand, discovers new music. The Lite version also allows users to keep a track on the data and storage consumption. Users can clear cache to keep storage usage to minimum while using Spotify Lite. Interested users can also use their premium account on Spotify Lite.

Whether you’re on iOS or Android, simply head to your respective app store and download the app. It's official, Spotify is now available in India! While Spotify is free to use as a streaming music service, it’s an ad-supported service that restricts the quality of the music. It also places restrictions on how you listen to music. To take full advantage of Spotify, you need a Premium subscription, which offers features like. In India, Spotify will compete with the local music streaming applications such as JioSaavn, Gaana, Wynk Music, and Hungama. International platforms such as Apple Music, Amazon Prime Music,. In India, Spotify will be competing with the likes of Apple Music, Google Play/YouTube Music, JioSaavn, Gaana, and Amazon, a standout favorite as it costs 999 rupees a year (about $14). Spotify is a digital music service that gives you access to millions of songs.

The free version of Spotify in India is far less restricted than it is in the U.S., the U.K, and others. For example, while the mobile app only lets you use Shuffle Play in other markets, that.

Spotify in India is competing with Apple Music, JioSaavn and other international and local music streaming players. The platform arrived in India earlier this year. Since its debut, Spotify has garnered over 2 million users in India.

'We announced the availability of Spotify Lite Beta in India a couple of months ago to gauge user interest, which was high. As a result, Spotify Lite is now out of test mode, and available as an app for all users in the country. This small, fast app will make millions of free songs more accessible to anyone who may have an older mobile device, limited storage on their phones, are in poor internet connectivity areas, or just don't want to spend excess data on listening to music. We are committed to the long-term development of the music streaming industry, and the launch of Spotify Lite is another strong step in that direction,' said Amarjit Singh Batra, MD - India, Spotify.

Spotify Lite is now available in 36 markets across Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Africa. The company plans to roll out the app in more markets and add new features to the app in the near future.

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Spotify is now finally available in India. The music streaming application is set to take on the likes of Apple Music, Google Play Music and local Saavn platforms.

After a long wait and reports of delay in launch, Spotify is finally available in India. The app silently made its way to Google Play Store and Apple App Store for Indian users on Tuesday evening. Spotify on Wednesday officially announced the availability of the platform in India.

Despite official unavailability in India, Spotify is quite popular in the country with users resorting to VPNs to access the platform. It is also one of the top music streaming apps in the world with 207 million active users. Spotify's presence is however limited with its availability in 79 countries including India. In comparison, its rival Apple Music is present in 113 countries.

If you are planning to join the platform, here are five interesting things you need to know about Spotify's India launch.

Paytm and UPI payment modes

Spotify Like App In India

Spotify is free to use with unlimited song skips and 3 minutes of ads per hour. It also has a subscription service called 'Spotify Premium' comes with one month free trial and features like offline downloads and no ads. Spotify gives users payment options like credit and debit cards for monthly subscription. In India, monthly subscription for Spotify Premium is priced at 119.

Spotify is also offering top-ups for its paid service which can be paid via Paytm and UPI. Spotify top-up plans include 13 for 1 day, 39 for seven days, 389 for three months and 719 for six months. Paytm and UPI are one of the most popular payment methods in India and the localization could reap benefits for the Swedish player.

Competition from local and global players

Spotify's entry in India comes at a time when users are spoilt with choices for streaming apps. There are many local players like Hungama, Gaana, Airtel's Wynk Music and Jio Saavn. Apps like Wynk Music and Jio come with telco partnership which gives their users free access to the subscription. In addition to this, smartphone brands have tie-ups with apps like Gaana and Hungama for free subscription to their services.

Spotify also competes with Apple Music which has been around in India since 2015. Apple Music comes with family plan of 190 month and for up to six members. Spotify hasn't launched its family plan in India as yet. Another global player is Amazon Prime Music which comes bundled through Prime membership.

Student discount

Similar to Apple Music, Spotify also offers discounts on its subscription for college students. Spotify is offering 50% discount on its monthly subscription for students which comes to 59 per month. Apple Music also has a similar student plan priced at 60 per month.

Spotify-Warner dispute

Ahead of its launch in India, Spotify was reportedly facing legal issues with Warner Music. Warner/Chappel Music moved the Bombay High Court to prevent Spotify from offering its songs in India. The high court however allowed Spotify to launch its services in India, and make a deposit of 6.5 crore, Times of India reported.

Spotify India Price

Cheaper than US

Spotify Premium plans come cheap in India. Compared to the US, Spotify Premium is available at $10 (700 approximately), while family plan can be availed at $15 (1,000 approximately). Spotify also doesn't offer top-up plans in the US.

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