The app lets the user choose, on a preview screen, whether they would like to stream their selected videos immediately in either basic quality or standard quality, or download them for later viewing – with the same quality options. The app also lets the user send videos to other YouTube Go user near them over a local ad-hoc wi-fi hotspot that doesn’t use data.
The home screen features trending, popular and recommended videos – much like the full YouTube app does – and is accompanied by a saved video tab.
“YouTube Go is designed with four concepts in mind,” said YouTube in the original September announcement.
“It’s relatable, with video recommendations and a user interface that is made for you. The app is designed to be offline first and work even when there’s low or no connectivity. It’s also cost-effective, providing transparency and reducing data usage. And finally, it’s a social experience, connecting you with the people and content you care about.”
The app is currently only available for Android devices in India – which is the nation that presented YouTube with the idea after seeing how poor connectivity is in parts of the country.
Source: Mobile Marketing Magazine