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This article was published on December 11, 2014

YouTube for Android brings offline playback to India, Indonesia and the Philippines

YouTube for Android brings offline playback to India, Indonesia and the Philippines
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Along with a Material Design refresh and search filters, the latest update for YouTube’s Android app allows users in Indian, Indonesian and Filipino markets to save videos to their devices to watch offline.

The new feature is available for select content including movies, music videos, trailers and more, so that users in areas where high-speed mobile data connections aren’t easily accessible can enjoy buffer-free video.

YouTube offline

Once videos are downloaded, they can be played back from the app’s Offline section without the need for an Internet connection for up to 48 hours. Users can also choose the quality of the videos they’re downloading, which helps manage available bandwidth and device storage space.

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