In Brief : Google has launched a new app called YouTube Go on which lets users watch videos without using the internet. Made specifically for slow network connections, users can preview, select desired video resolution and choose on which storage media to download. YouTube Go was designed with insights from India in order to bring the power of video to mobile users,keeping data and connectivity in mind.
About 4 days ago YouTube launched its new app,another version of YouTube called “YouTube Go” in India for slow network connections.The project is part of company’s ‘Next Billion’ program through which it aims to connect India’s next billion people to the internet.
YouTube Go app enables users to save the videos offline and watch them later on the go.The application is still in its beta phase and testing is carried out with hundred of users in 15 cities across India. It’s coded and designed straight from the scratch to work with little-to-no connectivity,use fewer data and suggest recommendations and social experiences.
“YouTube Go is a brand new app to help the next generation of users share and enjoy videos,” YouTube product management VP Johanna Wright says in a statement. “YouTube Go was designed and built from the ground up with insights from India, in order to bring the power of video to mobile users in a way that is more conscious of their data and connectivity, while still being locally relevant and social.”
YouTube Go features video previews in form of slideshows for each clip. The user can choose either to stream or save video offline. It also provides the video file size depending on the quality of the video chosen and also displays the memory left on your device. The saved files can be stored on phones’ local memory or on an SD card.
The interesting features about YouTube Go :
- Find and discover Related videos right on the home screen : Like the common YouTube app, YouTube Go home screen features trending and popular videos in your area,so the user will watch new videos that a particular state or community cares about.
- Preview Videos before you save or watch : When a user taps on the video thumbnail, it triggers a small preview of the video or displays a slideshow of the entire video that you want to save.
- Displays Resolution and Video information : Users can choose the quality, resolution, and file size of the video which they want to watch later.
- Share videos easily : Share Videos with friends and family nearby without using any data at all.Send and receive videos instantly and offline with others using the YouTube Go app.
YouTube will be released to more users in coming months before it’s wide release in 2017.You can sign up on Youtube Go page as soon as it’s available near you.
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