Back in June, YouTube announced YouTube Gaming, a brand new app and website to keep you connected to the games, players, and culture that matter to you, with videos, live streams, and the biggest community of gamer's on the web-all in one place.
Today, YouTube Gaming officially launched at gaming.youtube.com.
YouTube Gaming is built to be all about your favorite games and gamer's, with more videos than anywhere else. From "Asteroids" to "Zelda," more than 25,000 games will each have their own page, a single place for all the best videos and live streams about that title. You’ll also find channels from a wide array of game publishers and YouTube creators.
Keeping up with these games and channels is now super easy, too. Add a game to your collection for quick access whenever you want to check up on the latest videos. Subscribe to a channel, and you'll get a notification as soon as they start a live stream. Uncover new favorites with recommendations based on the games and channels you love. And when you want something specific, you can search with confidence, knowing that typing “call” will show you “Call of Duty” and not “Call Me Maybe.”
Here’s what you need to know:
- YouTube Gaming is your go-to destination for anything and everything gaming because it automatically pulls in all gaming-related videos and live streams from YouTube.
- Viewers get personalized gaming recommendations based on the games and channels they collect. With over 25,000 game pages and even more gaming channels, it’s never been easier to connect with your gaming community.
- They’ve also made it easier to create a live stream — check out the beta version of the new way to go live at youtube.com/stream today.
Live streams bring the gaming community closer together, so they’ve put them front-and-center on the YouTube Gaming homepage.
The actual live stream pages look very similar to the layout of Twitch TV, minus the widget stuff.
Find the English-language website (gaming.youtube.com) in any country where YouTube is available, or download the phone and tablet app from Google Play and the App Store, rolling out over the next few hours in the U.S. and U.K. Other countries will be coming soon.
Let us know in the comments below what you think of the YouTube Gaming experience so far. Have you tested out the live streaming capabilities and had any luck getting viewers?
YouTube Gaming Launches
Back in June, YouTube announced YouTube Gaming, a brand new app and website to keep you connected to the games, players, and culture that matter...
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