Back in June, Google announced YouTube Gaming, saying it would launch in the summer. It was described as a whole new app and website for gaming, and appeared to be a competitor to Twitch, which Google previously tried to buy (it’s now owned by Amazon).
On Wednesday, Google announced that it’s now available. Have a look:
“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,” explains engineering manager Frank Petterson. “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, which you can find at YouTube.com/stream.
“Together, we all make gaming better. Our peers make us better gamers, and games are made better by the communities that surround them,” Petterson says.
The English-language version of the YouTube Gaming site us available in any country where YouTube is available. You can also grab the app from the App Store or Google Play (if it’s not there right now, it will be soon).
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