YouTube Go App Lets You Download Videos While Controlling Data Consumption

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Previously, users could only download the video in standard and low quality in the YouTube Go app, however, in the normal YouTube app, users could also download in high-quality.

The Android-only YouTube Go app was initially pitched at the so-called "next billion" internet users in India.

YouTube still trails Hulu's 450,000-plus live TV subscribers, according to the same report, and is now available in more than 80 percent of US households.

The expansion to countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Turkey and Iraq, announced in a YouTube blog post, doubles YouTube Go's availability to about 60 percent of the world's population. As of February, YouTube Go has been expanded to over 130 countries around the globe. Users also see more prompts to control mobile data usage. It also means they are no longer anxious about sharing video because of low data.


It has not been announced whether YouTube Go will make video uploading less data-intensive. Now, you have the ability to share the multiple videos and that too without consuming data.

Open the Roku Channel Store (Roku devices) or launch the App Store app from your Home screen (Apple TV devices). YouTube News senior product manager Geoff Samek said in a blog post Friday that these notices will only be shown to US audiences for the time being.

Most of the features that YouTube Go promotes are less relevant in developed countries. If you think it's worth it, you can stream the video right away, or download it to watch later as many times as you like. The friend then downloads a unique decryption key from YouTube servers before the video can be played back in the app.

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