Youtube Go (A Supposedly Lite Unreleased Alternative)

TerrakionSmash

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Introducing YouTube Go A brand new app to download and watch videos

YouTube Go is your everyday companion, even when you have limited data or a slow connection.
✔️️ Discover popular videos: songs, movies, TV shows, comedy, fashion, cooking, ️ how-to’s and many, many more!
✔️️ Download and watch your favorite videos
✔️️ Control your data and storage
✔️️ Instantly share videos - no data used to transfer
✔️️ Only 9MB app size

Control Your Data! $
- Choose to download or watch
- Preview videos before you download or watch
- Choose how many MBs you use on videos

It seems to be the equivalent to Facebook Lite for third world internet to Facebook.
 

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Installed it and uninstalled it right away. It asks for way more permissions than normal YouTube. And, immediately after installation, you're asked to choose a language and enter a phone number.
 

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Installed it and uninstalled it right away. It asks for way more permissions than normal YouTube. And, immediately after installation, you're asked to choose a language and enter a phone number.
YouTube Go is marketed for Asia, where data connections are limited or slow.
  • Basic Quality 144p
  • Standard Quality 360p
  • Video downloads are encrypted so only work within the app
  • Videos expire after 29 days in some countries
  • Cannot be used to download audio-only (ie. .mp3)
Source: YouTube Go beta is here: Save videos to watch offline (Update: Now out of beta)

YouTube Go was designed and built from the ground up with insights from India, in order to bring the power of video to mobile users in a way that is more conscious of their data and connectivity, while still being locally relevant and social.
Source: YouTube Go is a new app for offline viewing and sharing
Alternate Download APK: YouTube Go APKs - APKMirror
 

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App permissions between YouTube (Android) and YouTube Go (Android) identical, except where highlighted.

YouTube Go has access to:
Identity, Contacts
  • find accounts on the device
  • read your contacts
  • modify your contacts
Location, SMS, Phone, Photos / Media / Files, Storage, Camera, Microphone, Wi-Fi connection information, Device ID & call information
Other
  • full licence to interact across users
  • receive data from Internet
  • view network connections
  • pair with Bluetooth devices
  • access Bluetooth settings
  • change network connectivity
  • connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
  • full network access
  • change your audio settings
  • read sync settings
  • run at startup
  • use accounts on the device
  • control vibration
  • prevent device from sleeping
  • modify system settings
  • read Google service configuration

YouTube has access to:
Identity, Contacts, Location, SMS, Phone, Photos / Media / Files, Storage, Camera, Microphone, Wi-Fi connection information, Device ID & call information
Other
  • manage document storage
  • receive data from Internet
  • view configured accounts
  • YouTube usernames
  • YouTube
  • view network connections
  • change network connectivity
  • measure app storage space
  • full network access
  • control Near-Field Communication
  • read sync settings
  • run at startup
  • draw over other apps
  • use accounts on the device
  • control vibration
  • prevent device from sleeping
  • toggle sync on and off
  • read Google service configuration