YouTube can now download videos overnight in India to save users money

Some mobile networks in India offer their customers discounted data during late evening, off-peak hours, and now YouTube has announced a new feature designed to make the most of that. The company recently announced Smart Offline, which automatically downloads videos to a smartphone overnight so that they can be watched anywhere — even without a data connection — the next day.

This comes a year after YouTube launched offline video saving in India, a feature that requires a subscription to YouTube Red in the United States. Airtel, the largest provider by subscriber count in India, and Telenor, which ranks eighth, are the first two companies that’ve signed on to support Smart Offline. YouTube says it’s open to expanding the feature to the…

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