YouTube Go app announced by the Google-owned YouTube as a part of the vision that makes the Internet more accessible across the globe. In places like India where many smartphones users are not, getting faster internet will be able to access videos. The company said in a statement that the YouTube Go is designed as such to work with no or low internet connection. The piece of the app will be first launched in India and later will reach other users over the globe gradually. Offline viewing of the videos will not be available but users can cap the amount of data to be used if video streamed. The lower bandwidth preview of videos will also be available.
A trip to India is what inspired the development of YouTube Go. 2G connections and phones that are widespread throughout the country inspired the thoughts said Johanna Wright, VP of product management at YouTube. The app while being quicker will also enable a user to share a video with another user without using data connection but directly through Wi-Fi. India shows us early perceptions of the future of Internet in an increasingly mobile-first world mentioned Sundar Pichai, CEO Google.