Alongside the official announcement of Android One smartphones, Google has also announced that it will bring offline capabilities to YouTube. Users in India would soon be able download YouTube videos and watch them later in offline mode.
Ceasar Sengupta, Product Management Director at Google explained that this move from the Internet giant was to better serve Indian users who generally do not consistent Internet connection, be it Wi-Fi or cellular data connection.
YouTube is popular here. You watch some videos again and again. How awesome would it be if you could keep watching them again and again without having to pay for data, and take the videos with you wherever you go? Within the coming few weeks, much of YouTube will be available offline in India. This is huge, and our users will really, really like this. You can download a video once, save it to your phone, and watch it again and again.
There is no clear date as to when this feature will be publicly available but it is confirmed that not only music videos, users will be able to download any video from YouTube to watch it later.
What do you think about this move from Google? Are you happy with this?
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