Like Netflix, YouTube will let you download videos for offline viewing

The most famous video site on the Internet keeps updating itself with new features to compete against the platforms streaming. That’s why YouTube Premium has started to enable an additional tool (exclusively for mobile devices with Android operating system) baptized as ‘smart downloads’ (Smart Downloads). With this, the platform will allow you to automatically download videos to watch them offline, Netflix-style.

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What are YouTube Smart Downloads and how do they work?

According to the site 9to5Google, smart downloads are very similar to what Netflix offers. In that sense, the happy function will allow users with a paid subscription to save on mobile data. But yes, the tool will have some limitations.

Smart Downloads makes it possible for YouTube to download videos for offline viewing, but only when your mobile device is connected to a Wi-Fi network. The above will be useful for those users who have a limited data plan or who do not want to spend GB when they are watching a video. on-line and want to download it.

However, the function will not allow you to choose the videos manually, but rather the YouTube app will select and download them automatically. This means that YouTube will download content that may be interesting based on users’ preferences and viewing history.

In addition, YouTube smart downloads will be limited to a maximum of 20 videos per week.

On the other hand, it is not yet clear if YouTube will automatically delete the content after playing it, as the Netflix platform does. But yes, YouTube will show a section where users can manage all the videos they have downloaded, in case they want to play or delete them.

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When will auto-download videos be available for offline viewing on YouTube?

YouTube Smart Downloads is still in an experimental phase. In fact, it is only available in Europe and for a limited number of users with a subscription. premium. In this regard, the video platform enabled a site Web to sign up for the tests, but only those users who see a notice on the YouTube home page will be able to do so.

Smart Downloads will continue in beta (experimental) until February 14, 2022. After that date, YouTube may allow automatic video downloads for offline viewing globally, but only for users. premium.

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