Short Vibe: YouTube Go, a data efficient YouTube app, has been announced at the Google for India keynote. The app includes smart offline feature and it designed to use a lesser amount of data while streaming videos. This will help the users connected to a slow internet network.
India has been the wellspring of various Google ideas like Offline Google Maps, YouTube Smart offline features, etc. These features were designed to help the internet deprived Indian population which also serves as a large potential market for the search giant. Eventually, the unique features become popular across other countries.
At the second Google for India event in Delhi, Google announced YouTube Go. The company continued Google’s legacy of creating data efficient products and announced YouTube Go.
YouTube Go is created to cater the needs of the users trying to use YouTube on a slow and very slow internet connections existing in the country.
The new YouTube app designed using the already existing Smart Offline feature which allows a user to download a YouTube video for offline viewing. In fact, it has taken a few steps further.
YouTube Go offers more transparency in terms of how much data is used to download a specific video. Before downloading a video, the app shows how many MBs it would require. Google’s data compression algorithms work to reduce the size of the offline video file. The app also benefits the people in your vicinity allowing you to share your offline youtube videos. So, in other sense, you can watch videos without using the internet.
You can download the app on your Android smartphone HERE
Source: YouTube Go