Google is seemingly doubling down on Android for modestly spec’d devices and growing markets. We recently saw the launch of Files Go and the Android Oreo Go Edition. All these are with the aim of bringing Android to the next Billion users. Today, Google is making YouTube Go available in Kenya and a few other markets.
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YouTube Go is a super lightweight version of the full YouTube app, specifically designed for developing countries. The app allows you to download videos in various qualities and send the locally saved ones to devices nearby via Bluetooth. This is no doubt a welcome feature in areas where data connection can be hard to come by.
The app soft-launched a while back and has been in beta for some time but has now seen a launch in India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Kenya just to mention a few. “YouTube Go is a brand new app to help the next generation of users share and enjoy videos,” YouTube product management VP Johanna Wright says in a statement. “YouTube Go was designed and built from the ground up with insights from India, in order to bring the power of video to mobile users in a way that is more conscious of their data and connectivity, while still being locally relevant and social.”
You can download the app on Play Store here.