YouTube Go to make media consumption a breeze for devices with limited hardware
YouTube Go was announced in September last year and was designed and developed with Indian users in mind given the connectivity issues that they face. The YouTube Go Beta was made available in the Indian Play store for download. Google is yet to announce further plans for rolling out the app beyond India as of now.
YouTube Go is specifically focused on offering an improved experience in areas with poor connectivity.
YouTube Go allows users to save videos for offline viewing, giving options over quality and file size so it’s clear how much data a download will use. It also allows for local sharing with nearby users without using any data. Users can also watch a quick preview of videos before they stream or download the videos.
To allow for a smooth user experience to Android users using limited hardware, Google worked on optimizing the entire software system to launch Android Go and YouTube Go.
YouTube Go will provide a full Google experience inspite of using less data and memory from devices. This is exciting news for users who have limited access to these hardware and software capabilities.
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