YouTube is set to launch an offline mode service for mobile users. The popular online video-sharing Web site has announced that it will start a new offline viewing feature that will let people download and watch videos to their mobile device for a "short period."
"We're always exploring ways to bring more viewers to your content," a message on the Website's blog reads.
"As part of this effort, later this year we'll launch a new feature on YouTube's mobile apps that will help you reach fans - even when they're not connected to the Internet."
As the message reads, the upcoming feature will allow users to download videos to their device and watch them when an Internet connection is not available. This gives users the ability to watch videos without getting interrupted by intermittent connection, such as when travelling somewhere with weak signal.
However, the downloaded videos will only be available for a "short period" of time. The blog doesn't mention specifically for how long, though rumours mentioned that it would be available for just 48 hours.
The new offline viewing feature, which will launch in November, will most likely be added to iOS and Android apps. Windows Phone and Blackberry devices still lack a downloadable YouTube app.
In May, YouTube has launched a paid channel feature, which allows content creators to earn from their videos. Paid channels offer viewers a 14-day free trial, but after the period, they would have to pay a subscription fee if they wish to continue watching the channels' content.
Subscription fees start at USD 0.99 per month, and can go higher, depending on the channel.
Just recently in August, the Google-owned site has released an update for their app to make give it a "cleaner, simpler look," which enables users to watch a video while searching for another one.
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