Offline viewing coming with mobile YouTube apps in November to fill your morning commute

Offline viewing coming with mobile YouTube apps in November to fill your morning commute
YouTube's Android app already allows precaching of videos, but you still have to maintain an Internet connection to watch them, while now Google is informing those who upload footage to its servers that true offline viewing is coming in November.

What does that mean? Well, you'll be able to download the respective vid to your phone, and play it with no Internet connection in sight, how cool is that, on both Android and iOS devices.

The fly in the honey? You will only be able to do it for a fixed amount of "short time," and it's not exactly clear how long at this point. Still, it will probably be enough to snatch a couple of music videos and listen to them in the car or the tube on your way to work, or grab a quick car battery replacement video on the way to your garage, and sometimes that's all you might need. 

That seems to be exactly what Google is gunning for, as the post states "so your fans’ ability to enjoy your videos no longer has to be interrupted by something as commonplace as a morning commute."

source: YouTubeTeam

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13 Comments

1. ifti313

Posts: 16; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

I am already downloading...youtube vidoes...on my galaxy s4!!! download aptoide dn download tubemate beta 2...\m/

12. srvricky

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Go for DENTEX YouTube Bro, u'll be much more happier as all the videos r not available on tubemate.. YO YO HONEY SINGH !!

2. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

booooooooooooooom

3. GMS85

Posts: 216; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

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4. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

we dont want this feature google!!! We want background playing and multitasking!!!

8. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Since its Android apps for that already exist so here you go. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Mata.YTplayer Has Multitasking, 1080p playback, background playing, and much more.

13. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

but i dont want 2 youtube apps on my phone. I want the official one to do all in the first place

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I'd hope video shelf life is at least a day.

6. ifti313

Posts: 16; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

download floating youtube available on playstore...for multitasking...

7. virjartajo

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

nonsense

9. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

" videos and listen to them in the car or the tube on your way to work" I think The cae might be a bar idea... Unless you are Not The driver

10. artealis

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

with limited storage like LG G2 and nexus with no sdcard, offline caching video in the phone is not a good idea.

11. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Tubemate on my gs3 with 64gb sd card sure is nice.. cant wait for my note 3 32gb then ill just slap my 64gb sd card.. my gs3 is getting small lol.. need to get back again on note were the screen is nice and huge to enjoy my content

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