YouTube Go expands to over 130 countries ,now with higher quality videos
Written by: Samdam82
The list of new countries includes those in Central and South America, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, Asia, and elsewhere.
The app was first introduced in September 2016.Like other apps designed for emerging markets, this app includes different features like sharing, reduction in data usage. Like YouTube app this app also lets users control their playback experience by selecting lower quality streams when on slower connections, or save videos for playback when they’re offline. This offline play feature allows users to download YouTube videos to their phone or an SD card or internal memory. Users can share videos locally with friends over a direct device-to-device connection without using up more data.In addition, the YouTube Go app’s home screen highlights videos in that are popular locally, and is presented in the users’ language.It also made the “share nearby” feature easier to access and added the ability for users to share multiple videos at once.
YouTube Go first launched in beta in India last year. Since then, it has rolled out to testing in 14 more countries, but on 2nd Feb YouTube increased this country count. Google is also updating YouTube Go with a few new features, including a new personalized stream of recommended content, and the ability to share multiple videos at once to another device.
While the app is rolling out to over 130 countries, the focus is still on locations that have limited access to cellular data. There are no plans for YouTube Go to launch in countries with more developed networks (including the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Germany, France, or England).