YouTube for Android Gets Update, Now Watch Videos Offline

At Google I/O, Google has announced various new products and updates to existing products. In all these, Google has also announced update to its YouTube app for Android.

This new app brings some new features but user will need to use an OS of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or above for smartphones and Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) or above for tablets to be able to experience these new changes.

After this update, YouTube app now preloads videos in your subscribed Channel list when the device is using Wi-Fi network and even when it is being charged. YouTube will start choosing and downloading those videos based on your past browsing habits, as well as what channels you’re subscribed to. That saves up the buffer time but obviously adds to the user cache.

To allow app to preload videos, select “preload” in the settings menu and YouTube will automatically download videos from your subscriptions and your “Watch Later” queue when plugged in and on Wi-Fi. Android users will be able to spot the downloaded videos by a small green arrow in the corner of the screen.

Company also said that this new feature will be available for iOS users soon, but won’t give any specific timing.

Would you watch YouTube videos on your tablets and smartphone? Let us know in the comments.

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