Are you tired of massive data bills because of watching YouTube videos? You won’t anymore. Google has unveiled YouTube Go, its new app aimed to ensure low-data, low-connectivity way to get YouTube. The app is designed and built with the Indian users in mind, who will be the first to use the app. YouTube Go is intended to cater the needs of the users trying to use YouTube in areas where connectivity is more limited.
Smart Offline Feature
The app builds upon the existing Smart Offline Feature that the company launched in India earlier this year. With YouTube Go, you will be able to save videos for offline viewing, with an option to choose file size and video quality. It means you will have a clear view on how much data a download may use. The app also lets you share any video offline with the nearby users. You can download any video and share it with someone having YouTube Go app on their mobile without spending any data.
“YouTube Go is a brand new app to help the next generation of users share and enjoy videos,” said Johanna Wright , YouTube product management VP 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.”
The company announced about this app on a Google event, revealing several new products targeted at the Indian market. Many of them will be launched worldwide later. If you’re one of those Indian users, you can sign up to test YouTube Go, however, the company didn’t say anything about the formal launch of the app in India or anywhere else.