Until now, trying to find an application download videos from YouTube on Google Play was quite complicated. As a developer, you're not usually allowed to share this kind of content in the official Android application store, although you can do so without problems on other alternative markets of the likes of Aptoide or Blackmart. But it all depends on who you are... if you're Google you can obviously do whatever you like.
YouTube's app to download videos
The reason why they have developed this application is that they want to take the video portal to countries and areas in the world where Internet connections aren't too fast. Something similar to what we saw with Facebook Lite, the app of the social network that optimizes data consumption and offers us a minimalistic user experience. Now it's YouTube Go that tries to offer a similar concept to take online video streams all over the world.
This app is based on two basic guidelines, allowing the user to:
- Choose the quality of the video to be played.
- Download the video to his smartphone or tablet.
For this time being it's only in APK format for Android, whilst the users of iOS devices such as iPhone or iPad are going to have to wait.
Play videos with a lower data consumption
In other words, if you want to watch the latest funny cat videos, Justin Bieber's latest video clip or Messi's latest piece of art, you can do consuming fewer data.
A solution to not waste all your data without giving up on the best Internet videos.
However, it does have certain limitations. For instance, the function to download videos is restricted geographically: this app is mainly aimed at India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and other countries in that area. Therefore, if you live in London or New York you can forget about saving the videos to play them offline.
In turn, this app isn't a YouTube Converter or anything similar: you can't rip or convert the audio and you can't transform from one format to another.
These are its most important features and functions:
- Access YouTube's entire online video catalog.
- Share videos with other users.
- Control your data choosing the resolution.
- Download videos depending on your place of residence.
- Function to preview videos.
If you want to access the most important video site on the Internet, you can do so with an optimized consumption data, but if you want to download videos you'd better look for an alternative: Tubemate could be what you need.