YouTube Go beta arrives in India

05 April 2017
The app is aimed at regions with comparatively slow internet.

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  • Anonymous

"YouTube Go is trying to improve video watching experience in regions with comparatively slow internet. It's similar to the regular YouTube for Android app, except that it gives the option to download a video for offline viewing" what the hell Himanshu?
It is not about slow internet, but limited data for those who are in prepaid data mode and ability to share videos to further cut down data usage.
Also downloading or offline feature is not new, its available in main youtube app for long time. Also i am sure in future they will introduce HD version in future updates, remember its just a beta app you are mentioning here.
Its more about having control of data usage unlike official app. Because youtube is losing ad revenue to tubemate and opera mini, which offers better control over data usage for youtube videos plus no ads. Unlike youtube's official app that jumps to higher bitrate with speedy networks.

AnonD-373654, 05 Apr 2017144 p is literally shit, anything below 360 p looks jagged in an... moreIts not quality but fulfillment which matters the most, especially when you are out of high-speed data. Works great for many!

AnonD-648700, 05 Apr 2017It is good when video has only audio. Such as songs.Well my sister really likes songs and this might be her gold but for me im a heavy youtube user so i woulspd like more quality for the teck reviews i watch and anime even if irs fine for me.

  • AnonD-373654

ethereal, 05 Apr 2017Because its quite useful atleast here in India where internet be... more144 p is literally shit, anything below 360 p looks jagged in any display above 720p

  • AnonD-373654

And here I go mad, if a video is not available in 1080p

Joselius, 05 Apr 2017Yes, I know. Im just saying that the 144p is not needed at all. ... moreBecause its quite useful atleast here in India where internet becomes literally useless once FUP hits in. For example, we get 1GB a day limit on Jio carrier. Once crossed, the FUP hits in and speed is throttled at 128kbps which obviously is useless for YT streaming. Now this is exactly where 144p of YTG really shines until the new data gets re-allocated at mid-night i.e. 12AM. Hope that makes sense.

  • leo sk

Joselius, 05 Apr 2017If only the music can play in the background in the youtube app ... moreUse firefox in android to play music in background in youtube

DrearyDepp, 05 Apr 2017I think youtube has kept it around for things such as songs, whe... moreIf only the music can play in the background in the youtube app instead of asking us to pay those feature using youtube red.

Joselius, 05 Apr 2017Yes, I know. Im just saying that the 144p is not needed at all. ... moreI think youtube has kept it around for things such as songs, where the resolution of the music video is not important.

  • AnonD-648700

Raphi7, 05 Apr 2017Okay so we really need this in Lebanon cz here the internet spe... moreIt is good when video has only audio. Such as songs.

ethereal, 05 Apr 2017It does support 360 as a standard option! Both for live streamin... moreYes, I know. Im just saying that the 144p is not needed at all. I dont even understand why Youtube even have that option. Nothing is viewable in that resolution. Not even in a 4inch device.

Okay so we really need this in Lebanon cz here the internet speed is so slow you have no idea.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 05 Apr 2017You can't even see the video in 144p. Wtf!!!Really stupid! But well you'll never know

  • AnonD-634681

like that they're looking for solutions to peoples problems and to get a smooth viewing of a video, downloading is the best idea for it. Although I don't see why they couldn't just add it into their standard app and just limit downloads to like 720p max for everybody, but the risk of stealing music and other creators videos is probs bigger than the reward, 3rd party apps ftw

Joselius, 05 Apr 2017144p practically useless. Need at least 360p if you are watching... moreIt does support 360 as a standard option! Both for live streaming and offline download.

144p practically useless. Need at least 360p if you are watching something with captions. 144p maybe useful if you only want to listen to music.

  • Anonymous

You can't even see the video in 144p. Wtf!!!

  • poorbb

i will download this.

No problem Google, since this is not available in other countries, we can use a Windows phone or an alternative app to download the videos.