Cross posted from The Next Web Africa
Search giant, Google launched YouTube in Kenya today. Through Youtube.co.ke, Kenyans would be able to discover and view local content as well as instantly view the most popular videos in Kenya whenever they visit the domain.
Kenyans with slow Internet connections also have the option of using YouTube Feather.
According to Google, YouTube Feather enables users watch pages with the lowest latency possible. It achieves this by severely limiting the features available to the viewer and making use of advanced web techniques for reducing the total amount of bytes downloaded by the browser.
YouTube is also currently available in Swahili and is accessible by scrolling to the bottom of the YouTube homepage, clicking “language” and choosing Kiswahili.
To seed the platform, Google partnered leading Kenyan media companies including the Kenya Broadcastng Corporation and the Nation Media Group’s TV Channel, NTV Kenya.
To learn more, check out the promo video for the launch below.
Disclaimer: I work for Google