Youtube to provide offline video streaming
By Adeel Inam
YouTube has always teased us from time to time about their offline viewing features, though there was nothing solid on whether the company will bring this features to their mobile app or not. Google has promised that it will be bringing this features to YouTube mobile app in an event held in India on 15th of September where they not only announced about YouTube’s offline viewing feature but also launched three new Android One smartphones that are directed towards the population of India.
Google said that it’s soon going to bring offline YouTube viewing feature to India. Google Android One announcement and YouTube’s offline viewing feature announcement are both linked together as Android One smartphone is directed towards the general public of India who have limited data plans and can’t watch YouTube on the go. So for those users Google will allow YouTube offline viewing feature where they can download videos that they want on a Wi-Fi network and watch it later on.
User will have to press ‘’add to device’’ button in order to download videos from YouTube on their smartphone which should be available somewhere on the video page, while the videos that a user download will remain there as long as the user wants, which means there is no time frame to watch those downloaded videos.
Google also didn’t mention a time frame about when this feature will be available on YouTube’s mobile app or is it only limited to India. For now Google is only targeting the emerging markets like India as it’s the only market that Google announced both Android One and YouTube’s offline viewing feature for.
What are your thoughts about Android One project? Do you think Google should expand it and come up with high end smartphones as well running Stock Android OS?