YouTube to make videos available for offline viewing

18 Sep 20132 Shares

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on RedditEmail this to someone

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on RedditEmail this to someone

A new feature coming to YouTube later this year will allow users to watch videos without the need for an internet connection.

A post on the YouTube Creator Blog on Tuesday about an upcoming mobile feature revealed the plan and the rollout will follow in November.

When this new features arrives, users of YouTube’s apps will be able to download videos while a data or Wi-Fi connection is available and watch them at another time offline. The videos will be available for a set period only – AllThingsD cites 48 hours – before they are removed from the device.

A key use case for this will be on the morning or evening commute, when people might have some time to kill but might not have access to the internet. Or, it might just save them using up their data plan.

The new feature is part of ongoing rollouts to enhance YouTube’s mobile experience, which just last month underwent a revamp.

66

DAYS

4

HOURS

26

MINUTES

Get your early bird tickets now!

Elaine Burke is managing editor of Siliconrepublic.com

editorial@siliconrepublic.com