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
Related: Check YouTube on Mobile
“Our reader Adi, wanted to read our review about YouTube-India.”
oooooohhhhh ! thanks yaar 🙂 thanks for considering my demand 🙂
and u mentioned my name also !!! oooooooh !now i am feeeling like the man in that LIC ad… u know,, he demands a tea and hotel owner says “chaay mein doodh jaasti Daalanaa…biscuit free denaa…” lol lol
thanks again 🙂 bychance i just peeped into workshop (i told naa my exams heading near 🙁 )… and got surprise 🙂 lol
Actually YouTube India did not excite me enough to review it when it launched.
I wrote this post only after reading your mail, so I thought making it clear 🙂
Please also check this one
A ‘desi’ version of “Youtube”! – Free-Press-Release.com
Let me know your comments.
Nice article. 🙂
Looks like there’s a new player in the game: http://www.desiloop.net
When I first saw it… looked very unique comparing to any other Indian Sites mentioned above. Its a combo of MySpace + FaceBook User profiles, videos, photos and music.
Just thought I would mention it here. As I really like the site.
Yeah its really nice… 🙂