Google Set to Launch “YouTube Go” Beta with Shareable Videos Feature
‘The Google’ subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., is all set to roll out the newest “YouTube GO” beta version. Although, it is a trial version with a feature of offline including sharing of video to nearby users, available for downloading on Google Play Store.
With the statement from the firm, “Today, after months of expanded testing and refinement, we’re happy to announce that we’re making the beta version of YouTube Go available for download on the Google Play Store in India” they have launched the app on April 5, 2017.
Beta version “YouTube Go” includes features; showing trending video with a preview option which will save user’s data.
YouTube Product Manager Jay Akkad told in a post, “It’s relatable, with fresh and relevant video recommendations tailored to your preferences; the app is designed to be offline first and improve the experience of watching videos on a slower network; it gives you more control over data usage, by providing choice and transparency into the amount of data spent on streaming or saving videos,”
“Some things we’ve learned in the run-up to this beta release include making the home screen fresher and more relevant for users, so they can find amazing videos easily. We’ve also worked hard behind the scenes to make sharing videos with nearby friends an even more seamless experience, and ensuring the app works well across a wide range of phones and connectivity,” he stated in a blog.
As this update is going viral, the experts have their opinion also:
As the video consumption has been increased after releasing the Reliance’s Jio, the question arises here, is anyone want to have dull experience, because they are having cheap internet prices.
“The only future I see for YouTube Go is for feature phones or basic phones,” said by Neil Shah an analyst at Counterpoint Technology Market Research.
But the confidence of YouTube official is speaking another thing:
“The app got 20,000 users in a matter of hours, when it was launched in an invitation-only mode, and over the past few months, YouTube invested in improving the maturity and performance of the product” Mr. Akkad revealed in an interaction with ET.