YouTube “Go” now available in Nigeria
“YouTube GO App” Another cost effective and data consumption solution from YouTube (Google) with the aim of targeting the Africa market. YouTube has revealed that the YouTube Go app, which was previewed at the recent Google for Nigeria event, is now available for Nigerians to download, according to a report by All Africa. The app is available for download from the Google Play Store.
According to a report by Telecompaper, YouTube Go app is designed to help users manage their data in such a way that they can control the amount of data usage while downloading or watching movies on youtube. The app was specifically designed for countries that fall into the emerging markets categories and Nigeria is one of these countries.
Johanna Wright (The Vice President. Product Management at YouTube) said during the launching that “YouTube Go has been designed to take into account the challenges faced by YouTube users in countries like Nigeria, such as data cost and connectivity. With YouTube Go, we are making it possible for everyone in Nigeria to be able to discover videos that they love, regardless of their network status or data consumption preferences.”
Wright highlighted the increase of Nigerians using their mobile devices to access the internet and that YouTube is trying to develop products that are tailored to Nigerians’ specific needs.
“You can save videos for offline watching, and can choose what resolution video to save – basic quality or standard quality – giving you better control over how you use your precious data,” he added.