YouTube and Google Maps to work offline

2 June 2015

Google-Maps Spotify users will know how useful it is, to be able to use the app offline, as well as online. Google have taken notes, as Google Maps and YouTube are set to work offline.

These changes are set to be brought in at some point this year, which is great news if you're wanting to watch Jimmy Fallon clips or get stuck into a load of obscure music documentaries, without an internet connection. It'll be good for train journeys, where your connection may dip in-and-out.

As for Maps, it'll help you get around, even if there's no signal where you are.

Of course, you'll have to save a journey on Google Maps before you use it offline, and the same goes for any videos you want to watch. "With offline maps, you won’t need to suck down expensive data or have super reliable connectivity every time you want to navigate somewhere,’ said Google’s vice president of engineering Jen Fitzpatrick.

Your videos will only be available for 48 hours, so don't think you can make a massive playlist before you go on holiday or anything like that. If Google bring that in, you can expect them to charge you for it.

The internet giant also brought in some new features for your privacy and controls over your account. If you missed that, read our piece on it and update your settings as soon as you can.

TOPICS:   Technology   TV

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