Google is currently on a campaign to make sure those in less developed countries can get access to content online while consuming less data, and YouTube Go is one of the moves in that direction. This won’t be the first time a company would make a very lightweight option for a heavier application, but the drive with which Google is making this available must be commended.
While offering the core functionalities of the application on a lesser amount of data, the YouTube Go application will now be expanded to some 130 countries all around the world. Starting today, you will start to see the application in the Play Store if you are in the Middle East, Central and South America, ad some parts of the African market.
Priority is given to those regions where mobile internet is considered something of a luxury. While still offering the cool experience of using the normal application, the YouTube Go does one more by allowing users save videos to their internal storage folders.
That way, they can take advantage of an internet network-available location to download need videos for later consumption. Also, the application allows users share the video with one another, and does not even need an internet connection for that.
To keep developers from abusing the feature, you would need to connect to the Google servers and download a decryption key. Note that this would just before the first time you are viewing a video on any new device. After that, you can go wild.
First launched as a beta product in India, the application has undergone a lot of changes and stability checks. Personally, we can’t wait to lay our hands on it too.