One of the most frustrating experiences in life has to be trying to watch videos on poor internet connection. If you have never experienced, you are one of the most privileged people in the world. In many emerging markets like India, Nigeria and others, that experience is the norm.
To address that, Google has announced a lite app that provides a better video viewing experience where internet connection is poor. The app also allows users watch videos offline. Say hello to YouTube Go.
Actually, the YouTube Go app is designed to be offline first and improve the experience of watching videos on a poor internet connection. It is also big on data management, giving users control over what amount of data is spent on streaming or saving videos.
YouTube Go Features
Key features of YouTube Go include:
- A curated home: YouTube Go’s home screen features trending and popular videos in your area, so that you can find and discover videos that you and your community care about.
- Preview videos before you save or watch: On YouTube Go lets you see a preview of the video so you are in an informed position to decide whether or not watching or saving it will be a waste of your data – and money.
- Choose your resolution when saving or streaming videos: You can choose to save a video for offline viewing later or stream it now. And we also allow you to choose the amount of data you’d like to spend on that video.
- Share videos without using data: YouTube Go lets you send and receive videos from people around you. This feature works while your phone is offline and uses no data even when a connection is present. This sounds like a feature that works similar to how Xender does, no?
The beta version of YouTube Go available for download on the Google Play Store in India.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.