It was announced that the app would be made available later, and now YouTube Go Beta (the testing version) is available at the Google Play Store. You can also send videos to other YouTube Go users near you over a local ad-hoc Wi-Fi hotspot that won't use up either person's data. Also, a lot of features from the native YouTube app are missing such as the ability to swipe down the now playing video and browse other content at the same time.
The YouTube Go application is created to work smoothly on less storage and slow devices running on Android Jellybean as well. YouTube Go app is now available for download.
This new app, YouTube Go, is finally available for download on the Google Play Store. Most entry-level smartphones have 8GB of storage and YouTube offline used to gobble up this precious resource preventing you from downloading app or system updates. The app can be accessed in eight Indian languages - Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati, and Malayalam.
The "preview" feature provides you quick snippets, like a GIF, from the video so that you judge the quality you want to keep. This time around, YouTube is hoping to also emulate the same success by making a less consuming version of their app so it is accessed more widely by a large number of audiences who are unable to connect to their service.
Fans of gorgeous 1080p Full HD footage - or even 720p HD videos - are set to be disappointed, with only low quality videos able to be downloaded. We would like to hear from you; share your experience using YouTube Go. Google said that nothing will be changing right now, and the company will let Android users know before the changes go into effect.
Although making it easier to download videos for anytime viewing, there is a catch - image quality.
Youtube Go v 0.26.67 comes with an install size of 6.77 MB, and app size of 8.5 MB and runs on Android Jellybean 4.1 and above. One can search for videos but other advanced options are not there.