June 04, 2015 :: YouTube, Now With Offline
Update to the latest version of the YouTube app on your phone and try the new Offline feature. Watch your favorite videos anytime, anywhere, without buffering.
Q) What is the Offline feature?
The Offline feature allows you to watch videos over and over again, without buffering or internet connection. You can add videos to your device, and see them inside the Offline section of your YouTube app.
Q) How do I Offline a video?
Touch the Add to Offline icon below the video, or select Add to Offline from a video’s context menu to get started. Remember, you need to be signed-in to be able to Offline videos.
Q) On what versions of the YouTube app can I use the Offline feature?
You can use the Offline feature in all the latest versions of the YouTube app (10.0+ on Android, 2.16+ on iOS). Upgrade your app now to start Offlining videos.
Q) Where can I find all the videos that I have Offlined?
An available offline icon will appear below the video once it has been added to offline. To access videos or playlists that have been added to Offline, touch Offline in the Guide menu.
Q) Will my mobile data be used for Offlining videos?
By default, videos are only added to Offline over Wi-Fi. To allow videos or playlists to be added to offline over mobile networks, go to Settings > Background & Offline and un-check the box next to Add over Wi-Fi only (mobile data charges could apply in this case).
Q) Can all videos in the YouTube app be Offlined?
While a majority of videos in the YouTube app are available for Offlining, you may find that some videos are not, and are marked with the icon. We continue to work hard towards making more and more videos available for Offlining every day.