YouTube are adding another app to their quickly increasing roster of mobile applications, this time to take videos offline, reduce data costs and receive personalised recommendations.
YouTube Go is a brand new app from the massive video sites that takes their recent Smart Offline feature to the next level. Citing how data intensive video streaming is when roaming, on top of varying data connections providing drastically different streaming quality depending on location, YouTube have a solution to make it easier than ever before to watch YouTube on the go.
YouTube say that they have four aims with YouTube Go, and that is to make it: Relatable, offline first, cost-effective, and social. They hope to achieve this with a user interface that prioritises personalised recommendations for you, videos that can be saved offline in quality of your choice and making data use transparent.
YouTube’s Go most notable features are:
Find and discover relatable videos right on the home screen
YouTube Go homescreen features trending and popular videos in your area, so that you’ll find and fall in love with new videos that you and your community care about.
Preview videos before you save or watch
Not sure if you want to watch the video? On YouTube Go when you tap on a thumbnail, it’ll trigger a quick preview of the video, giving you a better sense of what the video is about before you decide to save or play it
Choose your resolution when saving or streaming videos
Whether you’d like to save a video for offline viewing later, or stream it now, you can see and choose the amount of data you’d like to spend on that video.
Share videos with friends nearby
Share videos with friends and family nearby without using any data. You can send and receive videos instantly and offline with others using the YouTube Go app.
YouTube Go will begin rolling out to certain users over the next few months for feedback and will continue making improvements and refinements before launching it properly early next year. You can sign up to be the first to know about when the app is coming at youtubego.com/signup.