YouTube Go is out of beta and available for download in the Google Play Store


Google has been working on a lightweight version of its YouTube app for mobile devices for quite a long time. However, the so-called YouTube Go was available in beta form and those interested could test it out while helping Google make a better app out of it.

Today, the final version of YouTube Go was published in the Google Play Store so that everyone can give it a go. There's a catch though, as the app doesn't seem to be available in all territories, which isn't surprising since the reason of its existence is to give users in select countries the option to save data when using YouTube.

YouTube Go allows users to download videos and store them on their phone's memory or SD card for later view. These videos can also be shared with nearby friends via Bluetooth.

It's also worth mentioning that Google built the app so that it would work on devices running Android 4.1 Jellybean and newer. If you live in India and Indonesia, you can already download YouTube Go, but we expect Google to make it available a lot more countries in the coming weeks.



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10 Comments

1. gamehead unregistered

So this allows you to use a feature that's behind a paywall on the regular YouTube app?

6. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

Here in egypt we can save youtube videos from the normal app offline without any payments, most probably due to lack of youtube red programs.

2. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Not cool for those paying $10 a month for YouTubeRed

3. ph00ny

Posts: 2068; Member since: May 26, 2011

Isn't youtube red offered as a bonus for google music subscribers or is that for people that got on the first subscription plan at 7.99

5. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

If you had play music subscription before red came out than you just automatically got yt red. What YouTube red offered is: No ads,Offline downloading,and background listening Yt red applies to the YouTube app, YT Music, YT Gaming, YT Kids and Play Muisc(I would assume YouTube VR as well)

8. ph00ny

Posts: 2068; Member since: May 26, 2011

i guess i will be keeping my goolge music sub forever then

10. Blazers

Posts: 764; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

$9.99 for new subscribers, so yeah if you don't unsubscribe, you'll be able to keep your $7.99 rate forever.

9. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1346; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

I think it also offered exclusive content.

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

There should also be a Chrome Go and Google Maps Go. I absolutely hate the fact that I've to update my maps every month. It's annoying! And if that's not enough, they take an ENORMOUS amount of storage space for a relatively tiny map! Thankfully, I've found an alternative. Sygic! The WHOLE bloody map of Australia (in real-world "3D", I might add) takes up less space than what the whole map of Sydney would take up on Google Maps! It's crazy to think just how much detail they managed to squeeze in such a small space! EVERYTHING works off-line including POI search, turn-by-turn navigation, multiple routes and voice guidance! Bye Google Maps! G'Day!

7. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

Almost as useful as Ymusic app for Android users.https://youtube-music-by-khang.en.uptodown.com/android Don't know if there is an equivalent for iOS users

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