Youtube is huge, it’s also huge on data consumption; especially with more and more HD quality videos being uploaded everyday; this means that watching a few videos a month can easily eat through your data cap. Now Google have announced that in the upcoming weeks users in India they will be allowed to download videos, for the first time, for offline viewing.
“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.”
This latest options is sure to drum up some love for the video sharing platform, and was announced as part of the Android One strategy; Google’s attempt at producing low budget smartphones that don’t completely suck.
Currently this new feature will only be available in India, but hopefully we’ll see it become available in other countries soon after.