YouTube Offline Videos: Here’s How it Works


YouTubeYouTube is getting ready to make an important change, by letting people watch the site’s videos even when they’re not connected to the Internet. Google announced the move in a vague blog post late Tuesday night, and I gave you a little more detail about how it will work this yesterday: You’ll need to use a YouTube mobile app to watch the videos, which will contain ads. You’ll have up to 48 hours to watch the stuff you take offline. Now here’s a bit more detail about Google’s plans, via a e-mail YouTube sent out to “partners” — YouTube uploaders it has a commercial relationship with. Most of the new stuff here deals with the logistics of the online/offline transfer. It’s also worth noting that YouTube says this does not apply to the movies and TV shows it offers for rent and purchase.

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