YouTube mobile apps to get offline viewing mode in November update

September 18, 2013

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    YouTube’s mobile apps will get a new feature in November that will certainly be appreciated by users, and that’s a true offline viewing mode.

    In a short post on the official YouTube partners and creators blog, Google announced that offline viewing mode will arrive next month to its YouTube mobile apps:

    This upcoming feature will allow people to add videos to their device to watch for a short period when an Internet connection is unavailable. So your fans’ ability to enjoy your videos no longer has to be interrupted by something as commonplace as a morning commute.

    An actual date for the update has not been mentioned, so we’ll have to wait a few more weeks to see exactly how this feature will work.

    Furthermore, it’s not clear what “short period” means at this time, which is certainly a very important detail for such a feature – but we’re certainly tell you more details about it in the feature.

    Naturally, hardcore YouTube users that aren’t happy with waiting, or who want to be able to actually download YouTube videos for offline viewing on their mobile devices will have to keep doing what they’ve done so far: find other ways to download YouTube videos and then move them to their mobile devices. We’ll note that we’re not encouraging you to do so, and that you’re the only person responsible for whatever you download from the web to your devices.

    Since we are speaking about YouTube, we’ll remind you that we have our own YouTube channel waiting for you filled with valuable content – check it out here!

    Comments

    • RarestName

      ProTube Extension FTW!

    • Lin

      I would like to see an Option in youtube mobile where you can check a certain channel you are subbed to, and when your phone gets a good cell or wifi connection it will automatically download and cache videos for the past day or so from the chosen channels, and save them for offline viewing.

    • Abdel Aziz Farhi

      That would be really useful :)

    • Balraj

      I use tubemate…best for mobile

    • Melad360

      Just give me the ability to play a video when I leave the app to multitask and I’ll be happy, so stupid they haven’t done this yet -.-

    • Leonardo Rojas

      I didn’t use to use YouTube on mobile much, but with this app that is changing.
      This app is all that official YouTube app is miserably struggling to be: Viral (ex Showtime)

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Mata.YTplayer

      AA Team should promote it for the wellness of their readers n.n

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