YouTube launched an Indian version of their site last week. Our reader Adi, wanted to read our review about YouTube-India.
First thing, I noticed, if you are opening YouTube from India, you get redirected to Indian version of site at http://in.youtube.com/. You can note Indian flag in top-right corner. Just in-case, if you wanted to go for global version, you can click on Site link. It will show all available YouTube versions.
Now about thing that gets changed…
Main difference, I noted in featured videos. As shown below Indian version of YouTube show more desi videos…
Rest Promoted Videos are not much different. And there are no extra or special feature in YouTube India.
In past, it was never a problem while searching a latest Indian content on YouTube. Be it latest bollywood movie songs or IPL cricket matches, YouTube always returned results. It looks more like a commercial decision taken by Google, the parent company behind YouTube.
Anyway in future, Google may consider making YouTube little more desi by adding support for Indian languages and giving higher priority to Indian videos when something search on YouTube India.
Link: YouTube India
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