The Youtube App for Android is getting a small update, and this is the version 5.2.27 being rolled out with a few users in the U.S. reporting about the update already, but many are yet to find this. This update doesn’t really bring out any major changes to the UI, and earlier there were quite a few changes expected, and one of them was the caching of the videos for up to 48 hours even when the Internet connection is turned off, but this version didn’t bring those changes and the users will have to wait, to see the next version coming up with this offline viewing facility.
This is a new feature according to Android Police team which did the APK teardown, and this being one of the very much needed features for several users, would be an interesting one if really sent with the update. For us, the 5.2.27 doesn’t show that in the settings, but the actual update might be coming with the Background audio feature where the user can start a video, go back to the home screen or even turn the screen off, but the video playing doesn’t stop and the audio keeps playing. That would be great, for those wanting to listen to just the audio and save the battery by turning the screen off.
The version earlier to this, which is currently running on most of the Android devices, i.e. 5.1.10 was launched with quite a lot of new features, such as the permissions to access the Internet to bring the Video notifications, a new contextual menu which presents you with various options such as “Watch Later”, adding to favorites etc., and preventing users from subscribing to their own channel, with a small messages popping out.
The features such as the offline support, for the video to be cached and played for 48 hours from there should be coming very soon in the next updates of the Youtube app. For now, if you are a very active Youtube user and keep watching videos regularly, download the APK to try out the new version before it is sent as an official update.
Download Youtube 5.2.27 APK
The users can download the APK file for this 5.2.27 version of Youtube app for Android, by going to the following link: Download Link (comment if link doesn’t work).