New Delhi: YouTube has rolled out the new offline feature that allows users to download videos to their Android device for later consumption when without usable network connectivity.
The videos are available for offline playback only through the YouTube app, and can be downloaded via mobile data or Wi-Fi.
To watch the videos users need to sync with YouTube. The offline feature is ad-supported and is available for Android and iOS.
The videos will be available for viewing for 48 hours only, to help avoid issues involved with free downloading of copyrighted content, the company stated at the launch. YouTube stated that, "much of India's popular YouTube content" is available to view offline.
Google announced YouTube's offline feature along with the Android One devices earlier this year. The new feature will be useful in India which has the slowest internet speed in Asia, poor 3G connectivity and expensive data plans.
Notably, the offline feature will be rolled out to Indonesia and the Philippines as well.