Youtube

The fine folks at the YouTube Creator Blog this morning dropped an early heads up that starting sometime in November, we'll be able to watch YouTube videos offline "for a short period." It doesn't sound like this is full offline downloading, but instead you'll get temporary access while you're disconnected.

To wit:

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.

Looking forward to it. In the meantime, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel, wont'cha?

Source: YouTube Creator Blog

 
There are 22 comments

Fin folk? Sounds fishy.

Jlav78 says:

They're rumoured to be working on a fish version, only channel they have converted is mackerelmore

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eahinrichsen says:

...you go sit in the corner and think about what you just said.

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I heard Lance Bass is finished and they're working on Country Joe...

jasbur says:

Youtube is already usually offline for me.
Damn you youtube! Damn you Verizon!

At least this is a step in the right direction.

EnigmaticJay says:

What they need to give us is the ability to see top comments/how many likes a comment has & the option to actually reply to a comment. Long overdue...

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still1 says:

looks like the short period is 2 days

Chondog says:

Doesn't the "watch later" option already allow the user to view videos "offline"?

still1 says:

yes, but you have to have internet connection when you start the video

Chondog says:

Okay. Gotcha. Thanks.

bangishotyou says:

Cat videos for some, miniature American flags for others!

blankit says:

The feature is already there. Its called preloading. I can watch the videos without internet connection.

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blankit says:

The feature is already there. Its called preloading. I can watch the videos without internet connection.

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Mobilestash says:

No you can't....you still need an internet connection to get it started.

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rawpower87 says:

... or you could just get an app that let's you download videos and keep them forever

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rudyy50 says:

+1

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MERCDROID says:

+2

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+3333

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Ruchelli says:

Name some please.

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Gekko says:

i would like the ability to listen to youtube as i multitask in other apps. i know that perhaps Google doesn't want to allow this or can't because of music licensing agreements. and i know that some third party (pop up youtube) apps allow this albeit clunkily and buggily.

artlu629 says:

The YouTube app doesn't let you see other user's icons, respond to a user, see a users profile/channel by clicking their name, see top comments, thumbs up/down a comment. Please add those first.

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Predictn says:

That's good news if only you'll thought about this a long time ago

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