Google shares some details on offline YouTube viewing

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It was only yesterday that we told you that YouTube would start allowing offline viewing of its videos on both it’s iOS and Android applications in November. If you’re the type of person who likes to watch videos on the go, this could save you a fair bit of cash on your data plan.

In an email sent out to YouTube partners on Thursday, more details of the plan were revealed to the world. In November (when the feature is released) an update will add a “add to device” button on eligible videos. Saved videos will have to be viewed offline within a 48 hour period. After your 48 hours are up, the videos can be viewed once you have an internet connection. Offline videos will be made available in a special are of the YouTube app itself.

You won’t be escaping advertisements however, ads will also be saved offline and once you’re back online, your offline views will be added to the view counter. Google will leave the decision to enable offline viewing to their partners. The option will be enabled by default but if you feel uncomfortable with offline viewings, you can turn it off. It is also believed that music videos will not be part of the program.

Source – Phone Arena

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