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YouTube will soon add offline video playback to its mobile apps

Keeping on top of your YouTube subscriptions can be a pain without reliable cellular connectivity, as there’s currently no way to officially download videos for offline playback. That’s set to change in November, however, with the video site announcing that it will add the long awaited feature in an update to its mobile apps.

The YouTube team says on its blog that viewers will be able to keep offline videos “for a short period”, with AllThingsD claiming that there will be a 48-hour window. If you thought you’d be able to escape adverts, however, think again: the site says that Google will still add pre-rolls on offline videos. Not all videos will be available offline, either: AllThingsD says that upload partners will have the option to disable offline playback.

Spotted at The Next Web

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