YouTube Gaming Updated Mobile App Launch 4 Countries

YouTube Gaming Mobile App: Now, YouTube gaming is going to add up with extra new features. The video streaming service that is gaming focused has been moved to the sidebar on the homepage in order to make the navigation much easy with some new changes for managing the channels and the games as well as for boosting the new content discovery. More about the new features and changes are as follows.


YouTube Gaming, the video network’s dedicated application for streaming and recorded game videos, and competitor to Amazon-owned Twitch, this morning announced an expansion into several more markets and a host of new features aimed at offering an improved browsing and viewing experience in its app. One of the changes will see the network more heavily promoting its “Live” game streams, which follows October’s launch of Mobile Capture – a feature that lets gamers directly stream from their Android devices.

Google announced today that YouTube Gaming, its Twitch-like hub for gameplay videos and live streaming, is expanding its iOS and Android apps to Canada, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. The service is also adding features for Android users, including the ability to watch YouTube Gaming videos in a smaller window while using other apps and support for 60fps livestreams. The company announced a few small design tweaks to the web version too, like the removal of the sidebar on YouTube Gaming’s homepage, a new “Live” tab, and new pages for managing the games and channels you follow.
While YouTube Gaming’s mobile apps may not seem like a big deal compared to its web service, smartphone game streaming and video capture is something the company is in a unique position to capitalize on. The service first launched support for those features on its Android app in October. YouTube Gaming’s deep integration with the Google-owned mobile OS means the service has an advantage over Twitch, which requires that developers use its mobile SDK to enable livestreaming or capture from smartphones. Twitch has also in the past also urged Android players to use a Sony-made capture app, but YouTube Gaming’s version of the features work without any extraneous effort from developers or users. They do not, however, work on the iOS version of YouTube Gaming.