Google announces YouTube Gaming, a Twitch rival

YouTube with gaming

Google has announced YouTube Gaming, a new app and a website that would compete with Twitch that was acquired by Amazon last year, after several rumors that the streaming service was being acquired by Google. YouTube Gaming will let you watch gaming videos and live streams, similar to Twitch. You can add a game to your collection to watch videos about it. You will also get a notification when there is a live stream. It also offers recommendations based on the games and channels you love.

YouTube gaming

YouTube Gaming will have more than 25,000 games with own page for each, so that it will be easy to watch videos and live streams about that title. It has a homescreen that is designed to put Live streams front-and-center. YouTube recently got 60fps live streaming, especially for those who are streaming games. It will get improved live experience for making gameplay broadcast to YouTube simpler, says Google.

YouTube Gaming will be roll out starting in the U.S. and U.K beginning this Summer. You can sign-up through to be notified when it’s launched.

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