Google has finally found the solution for data-conscious YouTube users. Introducing YouTube Go. The app was designed to help users to save on data while watching videos. The app allows users to choose whether to stream the video instantly or to download them for offline viewing in either standard or low quality. A beta version of the app is available on the Google Play Store in India. One of its interesting features includes sending videos from one YouTube Go user’s device to another over an ad-hoc Wi-Fi network thus not using anyone’s data. The app packs a ton of other features like the ability to preview a video before downloading or watching it, and saving videos on either the phone memory or an SD card.
For those who are on Wi-Fi most of the time or have unlimited data plans, this app might not be for you but it might come in handy for those who often run short on data while using YouTube. However, this data-friendly app will not allow users to view their subscriptions; the only two tabs on the app are Home and Saved. YouTube Go’s aim is to provide entertainment to developing countries like India and therefore has to be lightweight so that it can run on any Android device.
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