In last year September’s event ‘Google for India’ ‘YouTube Go’ was announced. YouTube app to get upgraded to meet the requirement of the next generation and also to match with the changing technology. The company announced that the beta version of YouTube Go will be available especially for the Indian users as the users in India are increasing rapidly. Using YouTube Videos in India has grown at a massive pace, especially after the launch of free data services by telecom operator Reliance Jio and now which has been adapted by other telecom networks as well. YouTube on Wednesday has finally released a beta version of the “YouTube Go” app in Google Play Store in India. With a tagline “Mazze Udao, Data Nahi”.
The app has been released after 6 months of testing and refinement.
Earlier in 2014, Google launched YouTube Offline to help users watch videos offline without the hassle of buffering after saving it using the data.
About the App
The App is designed to be offline first and improve the experience of watching videos on a slow internet network. It will give more control over data usage, by providing choice and transparency into the amount of data used in buffering or saving videos. Even the resolution of the video can be chosen before saving the video to save the data. And also it is social, which allows sharing videos quickly and easily with friends nearby. The feature of sharing videos with friends nearby is one of the cool new features of the YouTube Go app. Users will be able to share videos with their friend without using any data. This can be done through Bluetooth. The videos will be shared straight from YouTube Go app, but the other person should also have the app installed on their phone.
As per the sources, Google is hosting few events in Udaipur in the upcoming weeks to get more insights from users about the app. YouTube Go is only launching in India for now; the app will support English, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati, and Malayalam languages.
Being a beta release, the YouTube Go app could be unstable at this point of time. However, the improvement will be done based on the users’ feedback mostly after the event.