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Google recently released YouTube Go App for Indian Users, Can Download by Play Store
Google has introduced its new app called YouTube Go for Indian user to improve quality of video streaming through YouTube for Indian keeping in the mind the slow Internet connectivity. Google launched YouTube Offline and Smart Offline following which it announced a new app called YouTube Go. The app offers ‘relatable’ content recommendations, is ‘offline first’ and works with low connectivity or no connectivity, is ‘cost-effective’ and provides a ‘social’ experience. YouTube Go in its beta stage was released in February in India, but to a limited audience. YouTube Go Beta is now available for all to download and use in India.
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App is available for on Google Play Store and is still in its beta Version. YouTube is yet to announce the data for the official app. YouTube Go offers something similar to the Smart Offline feature on YouTube but comes with more options and customizations. Speaking about its key features, YouTube Go sports a similar look and feel to its parent app with the home screen showing trending and popular videos in one’s area and community. There is a Saved Tab as well which shows videos saved on the app.
Before saving or watching videos on YouTube Go, the app will allow users to preview the clip by tapping on the thumbnail. Keeping its promise of being data conscious, YouTube Go allows users to choose the resolution they want to save the video in. In addition to this, YouTube Go also asks users the video quality they want to watch the video in – basic or standard quality. The app will also show the amount of space left in one’s device or SD card before saving videos.
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The app will also inform users on the amount of data that will be used on saving videos according to the different resolutions available. The ‘social’ factor in YouTube Go allows users to shared videos within the app via Wi-Fi Direct which removes the need of data connectivity.
The app is actually built from scratch as folks from YouTube traveled across the country collecting views and opinions to make YouTube Go. In its blog post, YouTube seeks feedback from users while the app is still in its beta release. The YouTube Go team will also be organizing activities in Udaipur in the coming weeks to gather more ‘insights from users on the ground’.