Shazam is launching “Shazam Lite” on Android, offering many of the functions of the original app, with an optimized size of less than 1MB. The new version of the app will also utilize as little data as possible while still providing a simple, high-quality music discovery experience.
Shazam Lite is part of the company’s commitment to deliver its products to all smartphone users around the world – regardless of device limitations or network coverage. Fans of the app in these regions will now be able to Shazam and share the music they love without facing storage or connectivity issues.
The Lite app’s functionality includes the ability for users to Shazam music while offline and save their most recent results. Shazam developed the app specifically to support fans of Shazam with smartphones who might have low memory or limited connectivity.
“We’re focused on providing Shazam in areas where connectivity is poor and available devices may be limited,” said Iordanis Giannakakis, Head of Android Engineering at Shazam. “Shazam Lite was built from the ground up with listeners from these regions in mind and it aims to bring the core, ‘magic’ Shazam experience to them.”
Starting today, Shazam Lite will be available in India, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines and Nigeria in English language, and in Spanish in Venezuela, for free, on devices running Android 2.3 and above.
The lite app is available for download at Google Play