We love browsing videos on YouTube, but slow connections and expensive data plans make the experience terrible. To solve this problem for Indian users, Google has announced a new app called the ‘YouTube Go’ that gives users the option to control video downloads, with a faster connection and affordable rates.
YouTube Go will keep a check on the amount of data used and also work well in areas of unstable network. You can also share your favourite videos with family and friends without any data consumption using YouTube Go.
Earlier this year YouTube launched its Smart Offline feature that allowed users to save videos and watch them offline. With Youtube Go, Google is trying to improve YouTube’s Smart Offline feature.
Highlights of the apps are:
The YouTube Go will work with no little or no connectivity.
You can send or receive the saved videos to others using Bluetooth instead of sending over mobile data.
The videos, you intent to save will appear in the form of slideshows, so that you get to know what’s coming next.
It will show the size of the video you are attempting to download, along with the available space on your phone.
YouTube Go features video previews in the form of slideshows for each clip, so you can get to know what’s coming up before you stream or save it to your device.
YouTube Go home screen will also feature trending and popular videos for you.
YouTube VP Johanna Wright, in an interview said,
“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.”
Nothing about the official launch of YouTube Go has been announced, but we hope it arrives soon.