How to watch YouTube Videos without Buffering | Load videos faster with YouTube Feather
- Even seconds of loading time feel like ages ?
- YouTube Feather is here for your help. It makes use of advanced web techniques to serve YouTube video pages to the users in a fastest possible way.
- Visit YouTube Feather Beta page here and click on the link that says Join the “Feather” Beta to switch to YouTube feather.
Does your YouTube video buffer and pause multiple times while playing ? Frustrated watching those stuttering videos ? Even seconds of loading time feel like ages ? Then you have landed in the right place. This article is just for you.
YouTube – being a part of Internet giant Google, has always looked out for ways to improve its services. With a staggering growth of users over years, Google wants to ensure that videos load and playback quickly. This is the reason why YouTube has introduced a brand new feature called YouTube Feather (currently an opt-in beta)
Not everyone has a fast internet connection and Youtube is not optimized for low-bandwidth Internet. New features like 1080p videos have slowed down loading times significantly. So, this optimization is clearly an attempt from YouTube to cater for the millions of users on capped or limited internet speed connections.
YouTube Feather : makes use of advanced web techniques to serve YouTube video pages to the users in a fastest possible way. It limits various features and the total amount of bytes downloaded by the browser making videos stream swiftly then ever before.
Whats the Difference?
You can easily notice the difference between the regular YouTube videos and YouTube Feather. Not only in terms of faster streaming without buffering but also in terms of the amount of data downloaded by the browser. For instance, the browser downloaded 52 Kilobytes of data for the video in YouTube Feather when compared to 391 Kilobytes that the standard YouTube pages required.
Feather turns off most of the AJAX features on YouTube. Because of this, you can’t comment on videos (the number of loaded comments are just 10). It takes out a lot of the navigation and you have just three key actions available : to favorite a video, to flag a video and to subscribe to a channel. You can’t even rate videos, however, related videos remain limited to 5 videos compared to YouTube’s usual offering of 21.
But if you’re just interested in watching the video, none of that is going to matter to you, and you may very well not notice the difference anyway.