Download: YouTube Go App Lets You Watch Videos Offline

The APK file of the YouTube Go app has just surfaced online and is available for download by following the link below. YouTube's latest mobile offering was designed to assist people using its popular online video service in areas with spotty connections, as well as those interested in avoiding data charges while using YouTube. The entire app was designed around the concept of offline viewing as it allows users to download YouTube videos to their devices. You're able to watch a short preview of any video which helps you decide whether you want to watch it or not, then choose a resolution in which you want to download it and even share your locally stored videos with other devices via Bluetooth.

While YouTube Go supports several resolutions, 1080p and 720p aren't among them, meaning you're still restricted to downloading videos of lower quality if you choose to use the app. Before you download the app by following the link below, make sure you've enabled "Unknown sources" in the Settings app of your device. Once you launch YouTube Go for the first time, you'll be prompted to enter your country and phone number to verify your identity. The process only takes a couple of seconds, after which you'll be able to use the app indefinitely. Basic information about your profile is also used to find other people using the app you may now.

Naturally, YouTube Go can still function as a regular YouTube app, meaning you can use it to stream online videos if you choose to do so. Videos you send to your friends via Bluetooth also require them to verify their identity online, but only a single check is required for each individual video and the Google-owned company claims that the security check spends only 15KB of data. The app can download YouTube videos to both your internal storage and your microSD card. Finally, YouTube Go is anything but demanding as this mobile tool works on virtually all devices running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and newer. So, if you love hanging on YouTube but aren't always in the vicinity of a reliable Wi-Fi connection, YouTube Go will likely be right up your alley.

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