Almost after 1 year of the YouTube Offline launch in India, Nepal has finally got the update. YouTube Offline is now available in Nepal and it comes for both iOS and Android apps. This feature allows users to save or download the videos and watch them later. Videos become available offline, and the main purpose of this is to allow users to experience buffer-less playback. This update is available for countries with slower internet connections. Basically, users can download YouTube videos and watch them later.
YouTube offline was first launched in the Philippines, India, and Indonesia for the first phase. Now Nepal, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya are getting this new service. We first tested this feature in India a few months back and that was awesome. Now that YouTube Offline is here in Nepal, we can expect a better playback experience. The target is to provide people with video content for slow internet or absolutely no network. We are also expecting the launch of Google Play Books and many other features.
The YouTube offline in Nepal feature is really helpful in many senses. This can be compared to offline map services as well. Suppose we need the video for a short period of time for showing to friends or watching in a place where there is no internet. Or let us suppose you have slow internet and mobile data. In that case, the video struggles to buffer, and quality also goes down. There are hiccups and the experience is bad. In this case, this offline feature can help people. Users can download the video and watch it in the app later.
How to Download YouTube Videos: Save on the App
The concept of YouTube Offline is very simple. Users can save or download videos in selected qualities on their phones and watch them later without any hiccups. In order to use these features, all you need is the regular YouTube app. Make sure you have the latest version and there is empty space on your phone. Just watch any video and below the video, there is a button saying “Download”. Just click on it and select the video quality you need and start the process.
YouTube changes the video quality automatically if set to “auto”. Usually, many users experience a sudden quality loss during playback which occurs to slow internet speed. With this new feature, users can save videos at a selected quality. Therefore there is no quality change during playback and it is nicer.
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YouTube Offline actually has a limitation. Strictly music videos can’t be saved but videos like comedy, tech reviews, tutorials, and many other genres can be downloaded. Available settings for video downloading are 144p, 360p, and 720p for now. All the videos are available in the “Offline Video” menu under the user’s tab. This means you need to log in to your Google account to access and save the video files. This video storage location can be set on or off for the SD card and also be deleted from the device storage. We recommend always using WiFi for downloading because the data is still very expensive.
Experience on YouTube Offline
YouTube Offline is a very important feature according to current mobile data and internet speed scenarios. However, there are some other limitations to this new feature as well. The offline videos need updating regularly. So it needs an internet connection in about 48 hours. Videos may also get deleted after a long time if they are not updated and accessed. Most importantly we can’t save songs or save MP4 video files directly into the phone’s storage. Except for these things, it is a great feature and people can enjoy the videos in their leisure time without worrying.
Recently YouTube Red was launched in the USA. The links and options are becoming available for users all over the world. But the page shows that it is just exclusive to the US only. This is the new premium feature that allows users to watch videos without ads at $9.99. In this way creators also earn money. This feature will be extended to other countries soon. YouTube allows premium users to download and save videos for offline purposes with YouTube Red in the US.