Low data YouTube Go App to launch in 130 countries
Enter the stream with the YouTube Go app.
Users in low connectivity countries will now be able to download videos for offline viewing to their hearts’ content; from cooking to cats to ‘DIY’ and the mysteries as to why.
They can then share these videos locally with friends over a device-to-device connection without using up more data.
The YouTube Go app is Android-only and is a redesigned version of the usual YouTube App found in the Google Play store and will be available in over 130 countries.
It is designed for countries of low connectivity or expensive cellular data prices. (Definitely SA, I hope.)
The ‘download to view offline’ feature is something that is usually charged $10 as part of a YouTube Red subscription, but will be free as YouTube Go, which some users may disagree with but then again- those users have low-cost high-speed connectivity.
There You Go
Last year the app was launched in Beta in India.
After being well-received, the app was broadened to include 14 other countries, which now brings it to its international release in 2018.
Along with the ‘offline viewing feature,’ YouTube Go comes with Google updates, including an option to steam/download videos in higher quality, a new personalised stream of recommended content as well as the ability to share multiple videos to another device-all in one GO.
The debut of YouTube Go App skips developed countries like the United States, Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, with no current plans to expand to said countries- for the time being.