There is a new feature coming to the mobile YouTube app, and you should definitely be excited for it. Google is planning to allow videos to be temporarily downloaded to the device to watch for later, when an internet connection is unavailable. Not only will this make commutes without data easier, but it could also open up the possibility of saving data.
YouTube playback in standard definition eats data and looks pretty poor on these newfangled 1080p displays, but HD playback will eat through a 5GB cap in half an hour (not literally). How will you get your fix of videos without wasting so much data? This new feature could mean you can add a few videos on a WiFi network then shut off data to watch them without using your mobile data.
The announcement unfortunately lacks any sort of detail, but we’ll find out more soon enough. It’s nice to see YouTube trying to improve the user experience, and we’re sure this feature will help quite a few people. Are you excited to be able to watch YouTube videos offline? Leave a comment!