Until now, downloading YouTube videos has been against the service’s terms and conditions, but the company has been relaxing the restriction. Last year the company began implementing pre-downloading of videos in its Android app, letting people finishing watch a video offline so long as they had started it online. We’ll have to wait to see exactly how this new offline feature works in comparison when it debuts sometime in November.
Update: Peter Kafka reports that videos can be stored offline on mobile devices for up to 48-hours starting next month.