Latest in Gear

Image credit: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

YouTube makes it cheaper to store videos offline in India

"Smart Offline" schedules clips to download overnight, when data rates are cheaper.
101 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Eighteen months ago Google launched an offline mode for YouTube users in India. Now, the company is finessing the feature with a "Smart Offline" option that schedules videos to be downloaded overnight. That's useful in India because many carriers offer cheaper data rates during the early hours. So when a user finds a clip they like, they can add it to their queue and go to bed knowing it'll be ready the following day. It sounds pretty handy, especially for people who live or travel to places with poor connectivity. The new option is rolling out to Airtel and Telenor customers today -- Google says it hopes to bring it to everyone in India "eventually."

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
101 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

'Free Guy' trailer shows a video game NPC without chains

'Free Guy' trailer shows a video game NPC without chains

View
Porsche tests a four-motor powertrain for electric SUVs

Porsche tests a four-motor powertrain for electric SUVs

View
'The Boys' season 2 teaser hints at more blood-soaked mayhem

'The Boys' season 2 teaser hints at more blood-soaked mayhem

View
OnePlus may return to low-cost phones with the 8 Lite

OnePlus may return to low-cost phones with the 8 Lite

View
Tesla will start charging $10 per month for 'Premium' in-car data

Tesla will start charging $10 per month for 'Premium' in-car data

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr