Google Play Newsstand paid content now available in India, offline access for YouTube coming soon

While announcing the Android One smartphones in India, Google also revealed its plans of brining offline access to YouTube and paid Play Newsstand content in the country soon. There is no clear picture on when the offline access for YouTube will be rolled out, but it is believed to happen soon. As, Google has made the Play Newsstand live in India.

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Talking about the offline access for YouTube first, the feature will be initially made available to the Android One users first. With this feature, users can cache the desired videos via the YouTube Android app and view them later even when there is no connectivity. This means, users can download and save YouTube videos. 

As of now, the search engine giant has not revealed anything regarding the specific of how this service will work. It appears like YouTube app will include a pin option that will store the cached videos in the SD card or phone storage that can be accessible only via the YouTube app.

YouTube offline access

On the other hand, when it comes to Play Newsstand, it is a news reader from the search giant. Google will be allowing users to read the content from the paid and free sources. So long, the Newsstand service was free for the Indian users and now the customers can choose to buy or subscribe to the content.

The paid Google Newsstand content will be made accessible in eight countries, claims the search engine giant. The update is currently live in India, Netherlands, Russia and Spain. In India, Google has partnered with almost 30 different content providers including NDTV, Hindustan Times, India Today, ABP News, Mint and more.

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