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Google updates YouTube for Android - provides preloading to Froyo, Gingerbread, as well as YouTube TV queuing

YouTube for Android receives new update, now includes preloading for Froyo- and Gingerbread-based de

By Anthony Garreffa from Sep 26, 2012 @ 21:36 CDT

If you're still rocking the older Froyo- or Gingerbread-based Android devices, and an avid YouTube user, then you will be delighted to hear that Google have just pushed out a new version of their YouTube for Android app that gives these older versions of Android some features that Ice Cream Sandwich and above versions of Android devices have enjoyed since June.


These features include the preloading feature that was baked into the ICS and above devices' YouTube apps, which will let you preload videos from your subscriptions or watch later list, where they'll precache while you're on Wi-Fi and plugged in so you don't need to wait for buffering - which can be annoying.

The initial Watch page has changed a little, the Channel Store features more channels, and you can now queue up videos to player later on any YouTube-powered TV once you've paired it with your mobile device.


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