YouTube Go Now Available; Lets You Preview, Share, Watch Videos Offline
YouTube Go was previewed back in September, at the Google for India event. Built for India, the app is offline-specific and is meant to combat the data connectivity woes that emerging countries like India face. Users will be able to preview videos when offline, share them with nearby friends when without data, and of course also download videos to watch when offline later.
The YouTube Go app is listed on Google Play, and is available to download in India. The listing description reads, "Introducing YouTube Go 🎆 A brand new app to download, enjoy and share videos...bina data udae!" The app is listed as "unreleased", and comes with the warning that it may be unstable.
The app is 8.5MB, and supports devices running on Android versions all the way back to v4.1 Jelly Bean. As mentioned, the YouTube Go app has several features geared towards offline use, as well as data management. Apart from being able to share videos with nearby friends without using the Internet, users will be able to preview videos via their thumbnails, and see the weight of videos available at basic and standard resolutions.
Detailing the YouTube Go offline sharing feature, Google says users will be able to share videos via Bluetooth with friends nearby without using data in seconds, and once it is received on the other end, a 15KB "Internet security check" allows the video to be played. I tried the feature, and it worked.
Source: Android Police
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