It was back in late 2016 when YouTube touted its new app YouTube Go, which has been created to help minimise data usage when streaming YouTube videos and even allows play back when offline when there is no cellular data available.
The app, which is only available in India at the moment, was originally designed for developing countries that have less access to reliable or fast internet. YouTube Go allows users in these markets with less reliable internet to download (overnight, mind you) and watch their favourite YouTube Channels and videos whilst on the go the next day.
The app gives the user the ability to pick and choose different resolutions to save videos in and control their data usage. The app also shows users previews of what the video is about in GIF form to assist users to choose the right video to download and watch.
One of the more interesting and useful features within YouTube Go is the sharing options. For example, lets just say you download Bad Lip Reading’s “Inauguration Day” but your friend also wants to watch it. Let’s say your friend doesn’t have available cellular data due to poor coverage or exhausted data inclusion. You can simply turn your Bluetooth on and send them the video directly to their device, allowing other users to watch the same video without using any cellular data.
At this stage, YouTube Go is only available in India and Google has yet to reveal when/if it will be expanded to other regions. Adding to that, YouTube Go is still in beta form meaning there could be issues with the service until a stable version is released.
If you’re keen to try out YouTube Go, you can download an APK file below:
What do you think of the idea of Bluetooth sharing YouTube Videos via YouTube Go? Would you try this app out and its features? Let us know in the comments below.