Thursday, 27 October 2016

New changes in Youtube, Hostar: After Offline Feature, Resume Feature added

Recently Youtube and Hotstar leading OTT platform from STAR INDIA launches the Resume feature which indicates subscribers that exactly when they left watching the video. For Youtube if users are login into the system and watching any stuff and then for some reason left the videos in between then after login back if user watches the same video it will get resume from the moment it left. This is now officially rolling out and this great feature is quite helpful for those who orders the movies from Youtube. Its quite painful in Youtube sometime ago when you wanted to watch videos in between you scroll the pointer in the timeline you wanted but at the end it keeps on loading because of slow connection and then till that timeline unless and until entire video won't be loaded nothing would run that period of time was so frustrated that you must have feel that better you watch it same again by putting data on the line. This practice consume lots of Data, Time and Effort. Since Youtube becoming the one stop destination for youths it is quite obvious Youtube fixing the issue which might be painful for the youths.

Similarly even Hotstar following the footstep of Youtube after Offline feature they too launches the Resume feature. Hotstar slowly - slowly becoming the one such platform for youths to watch paid and free contents after Youtube, including sports, movies, music, tailors and series from STAR and HBO Originals they're putting a efforts to bring everything under one roof hence implementation of any such feature would be blessing. Number of Public Wifi are increasing day by day even Reliance Jio going to launch paid Wifi packs which will help youths to download their favorite contents from the apps and watch it offline at any time as per the convenience. Youtube already included the features like low resolution videos in low speed connection it means they're in verge to end the buffering from the videos as if its may be compromised with the quality but atleast should work and play. Many companies are luring people by bringing night datas by aiming to this smart offline downloads, leading telecom company of India Airtel even made a tieup with Youtube so that subscribers can mark the videos for offline and with night data one can easily download the video and can enjoy anytime.

Resume Feature


Now whenever you gonna check any history of video you have watched before you will found that a red strip is now visible which is a indicator that how many videos you have watched and duration of it. Whenever you will click back to those videos you will found that the videos will continue from where you have left. Thats a great implementation by Youtube as it will not consume enough of data and effort. Similarly even Hotstar too launch this feature you may not able to see any such indicators in almost all videos but regarding the playback it will resume from the same its been left. 

Offline Feature


Earlier a year ago Youtube successfully launched Offline feature which is now adopted by Hotstar from STAR INDIA as well. Offline Feature in Youtube was not available before in every videos but slowly they has pushed it in every uploads. Similarly in Hotstar as well you can very easily downloads movies and series and watch it any time. This will help subscribers to be flexible with datas also will be a push for Night Data Packs which is possibly going to be a future hot pick recharges from Telecom Companies.

Whenever you founds a settings icon in the video means that video is available offline and you can download it for future viewing. The same icon can be found in Hotstar as well although they themselves will recommend you regarding it. So its not tough to understand about it and not a toughest to find the option. 

These videos are also available on different available qualities. Normally every phone supports HD ready resolution of 720 p hence maximum videos highest quality resolution will be 720 p and not more then that. Size is also differ according to the resolution hence you always have a option which one to choose for and best suitable for viewing.

You can later watch these videos in separate options like Offline Videos or Download option in Hotstar. Until and unless video license are available from content provider you can watch it at any time as many time as you can thats the coolest part of such offline features because many time you like to watch same videos again and again in different mood of time as well in that case you will find the video and cost your data to replug it is not something you likes about. Hence its a savior for viewers and hats off for the effort made for the same.


Author of this post is +Anirudha Das, he writes in Tech, Sports, Social, Politics, Business. Follow him on social media at @anirudhasdas