Search-engine giant Google today launched offline playback feature for both Android and iOS platform today in India. With this feature, it lets you to watch the video offline when there is no connectivity. By updating the Youtube app on Android and iOS, users can avail this feature in smartphones
In Youtube, there is independent playlist called offline, which is used to view all the saved offline videos. We can add video to offline by selecting "Add to offline " from the video's context menu.
The saved video can also be removed and if its less than 5% of the storage space, you won't be able to add the video in your offline list. Further, there is a separate setting to select the quality of the video.
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Commenting on the new offline feature, John Harding, Vice President of Engineering at YouTube, said, "In a country like India, the future of the Internet is mobile. By launching this offline experience on YouTube in India today, we hope to help people move past the challenges of data connection, speed and cost to enjoy a smooth, buffer-free version of YouTube".
On the official India blog, Google said, "Starting today, much of the popular YouTube content in India is already available for people to view offline, including video content from some of India's household names for entertainment and music, including T-Series, Saregama and Yashraj Films. Making these popular videos available for offline playback will help people move past the challenges of data connection, speed and cost to enjoy a smooth, buffer-free version of their favorite content".
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