Google is testing Smart Downloads on its Android YouTube app

14 January 2022
The feature is available only to European Premium subscribers for now.

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  • Anonymous

Luxor, 16 Jan 2022YouTube became the most restricted video contents sharing p... moreLiterally no one is moving to Twitch because of Twitch's draconian, vague rules.

  • CORONO CONSPIRATION

Luxor, 16 Jan 2022YouTube became the most restricted video contents sharing p... moreEVerYoNe?

Bring me the data!

  • Anonymous

Luxor, 16 Jan 2022YouTube became the most restricted video contents sharing p... moreNo wonder most of the reaction vids out there are no longer in full version.

YouTube became the most restricted video contents sharing platform. That's why everyone running away to twitch and Patreon. Every YouTuber ever, "Please go to my Patreon to watch the full video because YouTube sucks".

  • Anonymous

Eren Yaeger, 15 Jan 2022I wish Youtube would remove shorts.Why aren't you using Vanced or Newpipe?

  • Anonymous

YUKI93, 15 Jan 2022I can't see the Short button going away since they are... moreNewpipe/Vanced: What is Youtube shorts?

DMX, 14 Jan 2022They don't know what to do anymore, twich is taking aw... moreAt least from the perspective of all YouTube channels that I follow, very few of them have Twitch. But then again, they are all pretty much gamers in the first place. Just about the only YouTube channel that I followed who does have Twitch but isn't a gamer is Juan Bagnell (aka SomeGadgetGuy), and that's it.

YoloBS, 14 Jan 2022What about smart blockers , which can block all the shity y... moreI can't see the Short button going away since they are trying to emulate TikTok. As for the feature to block sh*tty YouTube influencers, count me in! I'd so love to have it in a heartbeat. Heck, I'd also love to see a feature where I can permanently delete ALL the comments I made in that YouTube influencers' channel in one single click. I have already unsubscribed to that particular channel, so I should have the right to have all my comments from that channel deleted altogether.

tun61, 15 Jan 2022Mobile data doesnt drain that much more battery and every d... moreNo, it doesn't. I did a few tests of my own to compare the battery life when only using Wi-Fi and mobile data while setting the screen brightness to maximum. Unsurprisingly, the Wi-Fi drains less battery than mobile data. On average, I have an extra 1.25 to 1.5 hours of battery usage. At one point when I'm not playing any mobile games, I get 2 hours of extra battery usage. Also, the battery when using Wi-Fi remains much cooler than using mobile data.

Eren Yaeger, 15 Jan 2022I wish Youtube would remove shorts.Until TikTok ceased to exist, I really doubt to see that ever happens.

  • Umar

Well they are going to use your devices as server to reduce costs ......

Eren Yaeger, 15 Jan 2022I wish Youtube would remove shorts.Keep that wish to yourself. They were not supposed to start that stupid short thing in the the first place 😑

Anonymous, 14 Jan 2022Yes it's always the shame shite. Look my baby, we... moreI wish Youtube would remove shorts.

  • Karthik

Smart download option is available in India as well

Mobile data doesnt drain that much more battery and every developed country has unlimited data plans. Maybe its good for developing countries but the test should be aimed there.

  • Anonymous

YouTube has removed 720p downloads and moved it to premium.

  • Dan

Anonymous, 14 Jan 2022Oh, it will certainly be an optional thing. I just find it ... moreI'm sure it would be based on the algorithms of what you are watching, though it will be much more appreciated if you can control it further by ticking some boxes of what you want it to download and to make it optional for it to surprise you of other contents.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 14 Jan 2022Good, less garbage on youtube. Enough with people givin... moreYes it's always the shame shite.


Look my baby, we are getting married, she said yes, crazy reactions , I am sorry and some stupid music video.

Worst of the worst

  • KevinMajlo

I like it. I have been using it for a while. I trained youtube so I get good recommendations.

  • Anonymous

Dan, 14 Jan 2022I bet it's an option that you can toggle on and off wh... moreOh, it will certainly be an optional thing. I just find it mostly worthless since you are not picking the videos it downloads.