Earlier this year, Google released a new, lightweight version of YouTube in the form of a new app called YouTube Go. This version of YouTube was designed for users from developing economies and people who do not have frequent access to the Internet. The YouTube Go app basically let these users download videos to their devices for local storage and even gave them the option to send these copies to their friends over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Direct.
The app was in beta until recently and was available for download from the Google Play Store. However, as of now, it seems that YouTube Go is officially out of beta and has been launched in India and Indonesia. While you can download the app in case you are in another country, you will need a YouTube Red subscription to use it.
At the time of its launch, the YouTube Go app only allowed users to watch videos in 144p and 360p resolutions. In the latest release, however, users will be able to download and watch videos at a maximum resolution of 480p.
YouTube Go will soon roll out in other developing economies. At this time, however, we do not have a roadmap for the rollout. In case you are in India, do let us know how good/bad the new app is. You can head to the Google Play Store now to download and take a look at the app.