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Google details offline YouTube viewing

0. phoneArena 19 Sep 2013, 16:11 posted on

Just yesterday, we told you that YouTube would start offering offline viewing of videos on its iOS and Android mobile apps, starting in November. This is actually a potentially huge money saver for those who watch YouTube videos away from their wallet protecting Wi-Fi router; if all goes to plan, you will be able to load up your phone with all of those great PhoneArena reviews while on a Wi-Fi connection, and view them offline...

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posted on 19 Sep 2013, 16:33

1. jad.boutary (Posts: 107; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)

I m gessing that it will be released with android 4.4

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 16:43 5

2. Blazers (Posts: 463; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Why would they do that, when the iOS version will be ungraded too? Most phones won't see 4.4 well into next year if ever.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 22:05 1

6. haroonazeem638 (Posts: 141; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)

He said it will (may be) released with 4.4
He didn't say it wouldn't be supported on previous versions of android...which it will be.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 18:38 4

3. Fuego84 (Posts: 351; Member since: 13 May 2012)

Tube mate enough said.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 19:05

4. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 168; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)

That's just ridiculous apps icon clutter for what should be a option in the web browser.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 20:52

5. Kitkat_4.4 (Posts: 74; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)

But... it does allow us to download the video no? Unlike google which plans to let us save the video for just 48 hrs. I don't understand this strategy of google... I mean if there are options around for us users, why would we use this new feature?

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 11:22

7. AwesomestMaximuss (Posts: 146; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)

For ppl with slow internet speeds...

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 12:09

8. Kitkat_4.4 (Posts: 74; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)

You I guess didn't understood my comment. I said, we have an option like tubemate. Why would we use the useless option of youtube which gives us only 2 days to view the content.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 22:42

10. AwesomestMaximuss (Posts: 146; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)

Ohh,,,well as u know tubemate is not in line with google policies....plus its not available in play store(it was in the beginning)....so ppl who do not want to(or cant) install apps from outside the market and ppl who would like to support google will use this feature if they have slow internet speeds..

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 14:01

9. 0kax0el0 (Posts: 220; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)

Then whats the "Preloading" section in the "Settings" menu? Isn't the same just that now we will be able to choose individual videos instead of playlists o susbscriptions?

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