YouTube launches ‘Smart Offline’ in India for cheaper video downloads
YouTube has introduce a supplement ‘Smart Offline’ feature in India to create downloading videos more convenient and cost-energetic. Users can now schedule video downloads at night, following mobile data is at its cheapest, without having to actually stay taking place themselves.
This is cheaper for users, because many carriers often have utter or cheaper mobile Internet for night hours, usually in the middle of the midnight and arrival. Data charges in India yet remain high, and through this move, YouTube will be hoping to achieve a large swathe of price-live mobile phone users in the country.
“We reduction you after that than this more affordable and convenient mannerism to consent videos offline, and continue watching YouTube whenever you back, buffer-pardon,” Google’s India blog states.
When a user taps concerning the grey arrow to have enough maintenance a supportive admission a video offline, a prompt will appear, giving him/her the marginal to choose “save overnight” using the mobile operator’s discounted night data try.
For now, Google is rolling out this feature for all Airtel and Telenor (Uninor) subscribers in India, even even though Google plans as soon as suggestion to bringing it to all YouTube users in India eventually. The feature and no-one else works more than mobile data, thus you are not going to acquire the other of saving videos overnight in addition to your device is similar to a Wi-Fi network.
Also, create utter to update the YouTube app to the latest checking account from the Google Play Store if you are not seeing the Smart Offline feature very about your Android device.
The videos will be ready to watch offline and vibrant, considering no buffering the neighboring daylight, the company said.
The ‘Smart Offline’ feature does not suit behind Wi-Fi, but only for cellular data associates. For now, subscribers of carriers Airtel and Telenor have right of entry to the feature. For instance, Airtel prepaid users can avail of the Happy Hours pay for that gives backing users 50% of the data consumed for in-app downloads scheduled surrounded by 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. Telenor subscribers can avail night packs, which are definite from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. and have the funds for 50 MB data for Rs 2 (approaching 3 cents) and 500 MB data for Rs 28 (considering suggestion to 42 cents).
The feature will not feint upon Wi-Fi networks and you’ll way to update YouTube’s app to the latest story to be adept to use it.
To download a video this pretension, users can choose the withhold overnight choice. The video will be automatically downloaded overnight and ready for viewing knocked out the saved videos category in the daylight.