Back in 2016, Google launched a preview of YouTube Go in India, a lightweight version of the app designed for users in developing markets. Now available in beta, YouTube Go is available in over 130 countries around the globe.
Google says that YouTube Go is designed with four concepts in mind:
It’s relatable, with video recommendations and a user interface that is made for you.
The app is built to be offline first and work even when there’s low or no connectivity.
It’s also cost-effective, providing transparency and allowing you to control data usage.
It’s a social experience, connecting you with the people and content you care about.
YouTube Go is the culmination of Google’s efforts to improve the mobile YouTube experience in markets where data is expensive or not widely available. That app works offline, without a connection, and gives users control over mobile data consumption on a per-video basis. The key features include a trending videos hub, video previews, and the option to download any video instead of streaming it.