Have you tried the new YouTube Go?

Have you tried the YouTube Go app?

I just dont think that’s I actually what was expected. Its worse than Youtube experience on Mobile browser! Unless they do better touches its a Shady app

I’m not going to be objective here; that app is meeeh. Hardly use it because it’s visually unappealing.

The app was made for those who care more about data consumption than user experience. So it is expected that the UX would not be as appealing as we’re used to

The only appealing thing about it is the sharing downloaded videos part. Other than that, the data saving is not as useful as it is touted to be. In the regular YouTube app you choose the video resolution when saving videos for offline. That’s all the data savings I need.

Frankly I haven’t tried the app but that’s because I don’t see the need for it. I don’t need the sharing part because most of what I watch on YouTube is niche content that few other people would watch. Also I saw that it is optimized for less powerful phones and data savings (read fugly user experience) hence my aversion towards it.

Nah,i just stuck to the regular youtube app. my youtube go experience was terrible.

I’m surprised you guys even tried it… haha

Its in beta lakini

And now it is no longer in beta. In fact, Youtube app has suggested way too many times the youtube go app. Installed it. It’s not as bad now. The lowest quality is really poor.
Lowest qaulity

Medium quality

High quality

The good? You can tell how much of your data will be used

The bad: Some features like live captions are turned off! Completely!

The only advantage of YouTube Go is you can share your videos otherwise unless you really need that the normal YouTube app wins. I wish there was an Instagram Go, just the normal Instagram without videos.

True. I have not even used it since jana after install. Basic quality is unwatchable in most cases.

There’s Instagram Lite though on the store it’s not available in Kenya, but you can download the apk from the web. Not sure about your wish on the videos though