I have a Nexus 7 running 4.4.2. I have one video in my "Watch Later" list in the YouTube app, which successfully preloaded a few weeks ago. I have the preload setting activated.

I have added a second video to the list, but it will not start preloading. The device is connected to a wifi network with excellent signal strength and is connected to a computer via the USB cable to charge. The battery icon indicates that it is charging.

I removed the video from the list, restarted the YouTube app and added it again, but it will not start preloading. Any ideas?


Preloading no longer available on version 5.6 and above.


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  • 5.6 only started rolling out on 16th April so I don't think this is the issue the OP has. They also mention that they have the setting activated which implies they still have the option to preload. – bmdixon Apr 22 '14 at 10:56

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