YouTube GO, the free and official Google alternative to watch videos without ads and even download them

YouTube GO, the free and official Google alternative to watch videos without ads and even download them

Watch offline videos with YouTube GO

It sounds a bit illogical, but it is so, the lightweight YouTube application better known as YouTube GO, which was designed for low-end devices and is completely free, actually has some very interesting advantages compared to the official application and even those who pay a premium subscription, so it is very worth having it installed in parallel on all our devices.

To begin with, and personally my favorite advantage of YouTube Go over the full app, is that in the light version we are not presented with commercial breaks of any kind, so we can see all the videos we want without being disturbed by advertisements or banners as happens in the full application when you do not have a premium membership.

YouTube GO

Recommended video feed, feed of your followed channels and menu to watch or download a video in different qualities

The second great advantage of YouTube GO over the full application is that allows you to download the videos in your phone memory in three different qualities, so you can see them later at any time, for example, when you don’t have an internet connection, or you don’t want to use up your mobile data to watch videos. It should be mentioned here that not all videos are available for download, as it is something that the content creator must allow, however, I have not come across many channels that prevent downloads of their videos.

Even YouTube GO has a function to share downloaded videos with other people via bluetooth, yes, the person receiving the video must also be using YouTube GO, but no internet connection will be needed to do the whole process.

YouTube GO

Downloading a video, downloaded videos section and video playback menu

Unfortunately Google did not give us the complete package with YouTube GO, and this is how this application lacks many full app features, such as the comment box, the thumb up or thumb down buttons, and the ability to view videos in qualities higher than Full HD, or in VR mode to name a few. however, they are shortcomings that you can fill at any time if you use both applications on the same phone.

So now you know how you can watch videos on YouTube without commercials for free and even download them to watch are officially and legally connected on your phone, thanks Google.

YouTube Go

YouTube Go

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