Google may be combining YouTube Music, Google Play Music teams

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It was back in late 2016 when YouTube touted its new app YouTube Go, which has been created to help minimise data usage when streaming YouTube videos and even allows play back when offline when there is no cellular data available.

While there is no definite date set yet by Google, it seems both Google Play Music and YouTube Music will be combined into one great app on Android.

What do you think of YouTube Go?

While Facebook had enjoyed a lot of success by launching their Lite application a few years ago, over 200 million users of the app have benefitted from its launch. You can download videos in basic and standard quality and save them on your SD card.

Not in India? Never mind because you can still download the app from APK Mirror; though, now still available in India to the best of my knowledge.

The teams behind Google's two music streaming apps YouTube Music and Google Play Music are being merged into a single unit.

Recently Google also announced that they will be integrating PWAs into Android at a system level to make them more efficient. Users should keep in mind the software is unstable. The download will resume automatically once the phone has internet access.

One of the surprising features of the GO app is the data saving video sharing mode. To make it work, the sender is required to tap on the Send button and the receiver has to tap on the Receive button. Its home screen now displays a curated feed of downloadable videos that may not appeal to you as much as the recommended videos on the standard YouTube app. It gives you the option to stream selected videos immediately or to download them for offline viewing in standard and low-quality definition which is an extra option from the standard offline viewing feature.

Previously available in a very limited private testing phase, YouTube Go is now in open beta. The interface is broken down into two tabs - Home and Saved - and you get a search box through which you can search for videos.

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