YouTube launches offline playback on its apps
YouTube launches offline playback on its apps
These offline videos are watchable without an Internet connection for 48 hours

MANILA, Philippines – YouTube announced Thursday, December 11, it was bringing offline video playback to the Philippines via Youtube’s iOS and Android apps.

The offline feature makes specific videos available for offline viewing using WiFi or a user’s data plan.

OFFLINE PLAY. Screen shot of YouTube's offline section on its app.

To save a video for offline viewing, simply tap the download action on your respective version of the YouTube app. Users can then check out the videos by going to the offline section of the app.

These offline videos can be viewed without an Internet connection for 48 hours.

One important note, however, is that you can only store regional content for offline playback. Users in the Philippines, for example, can only set Philippines-region or Asia-region videos for offline playback.

John Harding, vice president of Engineering at YouTube, says the feature was launched in the 3 countries because they “hope to help people move past the challenges of data connection, speed and cost to enjoy a smooth, buffer-free version of YouTube.” – with reports from Rodneil Quiteles/

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