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YouTube app updated with Material Design and Offline feature

Search and watch videos on YouTube now with a new feel and whenever you want. Google has updated the YouTube app which allows you to watch videos offline where there is little to no internet connection and has also worked in the new Material Design. The offline feature is only available in India, Indonesia, and the Philippines as for now. Google is working on updating their other apps as well to fit into the new Material design. Material Design sounds fancy, and it is. It's Android's new facelift with solid vivid colors, shadow textures, more animations, and more things that suggest new look and depth. With the new YouTube update, you can now search videos with filters like you do on the desktop version like: duration, HD, or closed caption. The offline feature only applies to certain videos, but much of those videos are popular YouTube content in India, Indonesia, and the Philippines. A new “offline” icon would appear on the video, where you would tap that to view for later when you don't have connection. The video is saved to watch later for up to 48 hours. You can now plan ahead of time when you know there's low/no internet connection in certain places.
YouTube is changing - and the change is good. Android users must be excited as they have been rolling out the latest Android Lollipop, new Material Design, and now new user interface Google apps. Alongside India, Indonesia, and the Philippines have been the first ones to experience the new offline feature. As stated by Google, the offline feature is just a start. What's in store for us in the future? What would make YouTube “that much better”? [gallery ids="205680,205681,205682,205683"] SOURCE: Google DOWNLOAD: Play Store [timeline]

TripAdvisor now allows offline browsing when traveling

When traveling to a new place, we all know that it is crucial to do research beforehand so you’d know where to eat, where to shop, which places to visit, etc. Sometimes though, you need to visit a travel website when you’re there already, but you know that roaming charges are a headache. TripAdvisor, one of the most popular travel recommendation and ratings website, now has an offline feature that can help you with this problem.

The Android Community Team: a bit of offline time

In recent weeks we've taken a collective look at apps, but this time around we are are going a different route. Our topic for the week is what we do when away from the computer. But as you'll soon see through the post -- we may be able to step away from the computer a bit, but it is not easy to get away from technology these days, even if you want to disconnect.

Stitcher Radio update brings offline playback

Stitcher Radio has rolled out the latest Android app update. The changelog for this particular update is on the shorter side, however even with fewer items listed -- it appears to be one that will be appreciated. This Stitcher update is adding support for offline listening and also adding a left-side navigation drawer.

Google Maps offline mapping returns with new ‘make offline’ button

Following a bit of an outcry from users, Google has once again updated Google Maps for Android and this time around they addressed the issue of offline maps. This all came as a result of the Google Maps v7 update that was announced just about a day ago. It seems, while not removing offline maps completely, Google had that functionality hidden a bit and only accessible by typing "OK Maps" into the search bar.
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