YouTube - to be available offline

19 September 2013

youtube_logo YouTube is going to add an offline mode to their mobile app in November. Great news, unless you're one of those petty, awful bastards who don't make their videos available to view on mobiles.

YouTube have said that this new feature will let users watch videos for a "short time" without an internet connection. It is most likely that they'll allow users to download and store videos on their devices in a similar manner to the way BBC's iPlayer works.

Rumour has it, you'll be able to save videos for 48 hours.

Google said on the Youtube Creators Blog: "We're always exploring ways to bring more viewers to your content. As part of this effort, later this year we'll launch a new feature on YouTube's mobile apps that will help you reach fans - even when they're not connected to the internet."

"This upcoming feature will allow people to add videos to their device to watch for a short period of time when an internet connection is unavailable. So your fans' ability to enjoy your videos no longer has to be interrupted by something as commonplace as a morning commute."

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