YouTube will add offline viewing to its mobile apps in November


Want to watch YouTube videos without an internet connection? That will be possible starting in November, the company announced on its creators’ blog Tuesday night.

From the post:

“This upcoming feature will allow people to add videos to their device to watch for a short period 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.”

AllThingsD notes that users will be able to save videos for up to 48 hours, and that creators don’t have to enable offline viewing if they don’t want to.

This move follows a 2012 update to Google’s Android app that allowed users to pre-load videos from their Subscriptions or Watch Later lists into cache memory. Users still need an internet connection to watch those videos, however.

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