YouTube launches offline playback for Android customers in three Asian nations
YouTube has lastly launched the offline viewing function it promised in 2013 — however you possibly can solely obtain movies to observe with out web connection for those who’re an Android consumer in India, Indonesia or the Philippines. Google says it is making “a lot of well-liked YouTube content material” from inside the area out there to view offline (which means, something uploaded from the US and different nations is a no-go) however we truthfully had a troublesome time discovering downloadable movies. If you do discover one, you merely have to faucet the obtain button within the description and select the playback high quality you need. Something you save will probably be accessible for forty eight hours within the offline part on the left-hand sliding menu.
Mountain View has chosen these nations as an alternative of launching the function stateside, as a result of: “Asia has confirmed itself to be a cellular-first world when it comes to smartphone adoption, however entry to excessive-velocity, reasonably priced knowledge stays an enormous problem.” Akamai, a cloud providers supplier within the US, launched a report this yr, naming India because the Asian nation with the slowest web. Connection speeds in Indonesia and the Philippines aren’t that a lot better both. Additionally, many individuals in these nations do not even have entry to 3G, a lot much less LTE, and this provides them the choice of downloading movies earlier than leaving house.