YouTube Go

YouTube had announced YouTube Go last year, aimed at markets like India with slower and less reliable internet connections. The new YouTube Go app is currently in a beta, but in our quick tests, we found it to work as advertised. The app is just 8.5 MB in size and is quite stable.

Download And Share Videos With YouTube Go

The YouTube Go app has been developed keeping markets like India in mind. Although we have a market that is growing rapidly, internet and mobile data speeds are still low. Availability of Wi-Fi is an issue even now. Mobile data speeds, on the other hand, are still very low. While things may be changing with operators like Reliance Jio finally launching, it will still take us a while to have decent mobile data speeds and data limits.

YouTube Go

Using the YouTube Go app is a straightforward affair. All you have to do is launch the app, select the language on first run and start using it. The app does ask you to verify your number. You can avoid verification if you want to, though – I had to wait a minute for the timer to stop. It gives you an option to skip verification.

Once you are through that, you will be presented with a list of videos in the first tab. Tapping on a video will give you preview with an option to play or download the video. There are two quality options – Basic and Standard. From what we understand, Basic is 144p while Standard is 360p.

YouTube Go

Sharing videos from YouTube Go is very simple, too. In the second tab, you have two options – Send and Receive. Tap on the Send button. Open the YouTube Go app on the second device and tap on the Receive button. After pairing the two devices, videos are shared over a temporary hotspot connection. After the videos are received, YouTube does a quick security check of the file by sending data worth 15 KB. This is a very quick process and will be completed without you even realizing it.

Download YouTube Go from the Google Play Store.

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Rounak is techie by heart and journalist by profession. He is responsible to take care of editing job at Gadgets To Use. Driven by curiosity and a thirst to learn new things in life, he is always intrigued by the things we can do with a gadget in our hands. A stock Android and Nexus fan, he also enjoys cricket and reading in his free time.