After losing its bid to buy gaming video application Twitch to Amazon, Google has finally showed its dedication towards making availability of gaming videos easier.
Taking the wraps of the rumoured service called YouTube Gaming, Ryan Wyatt, YouTube’s global head of gaming content, brought out Twithch’s latest rival in the market.
The YouTube Gaming will be a platform where gaming enthusiasts will be able to watch gaming videos, live streaming and internet personalities.
YouTube Gaming is going to be available as an app as well as a web service like YouTube.
Though the new YouTube Gaming app will be available in the US and UK as a pilot project late this summer, but here we bring five points that will help you understand how YouTube Gaming is going to satisfy your gaming appetite.
Search: The YouTube Gaming is going to dedicated pages for over 25,000 games and as the number you search your favorite game’s videos via its search options. When you search ‘Need for’ your suggestions are going to show Need For Speed instead of Ilse Delange’s song Need for You.
Live Streaming: YouTube Gaming’s live streams will bring the gaming community closer together. The live streams will be put in front-and-center on the YouTube Gaming homepage. Brodcasting gameplay will be so simple now with YouTube Gaming’s live stream options. YouTube Gaming is also going to make it rich quality content with features like high frame rate streaming at 60fps, DVR, and automatically converting the stream into a YouTube video.
Channels: Apart from making dedicated pages, YouTube Gaming will have different channels that will post and stream different gaming content to help you out with gameplay and other things. There are already many gaming channels existing on YouTube but having them on the dedicated YouTube Gaming app or website will make it more convenient and exciting.
Recommendations: Once you subscribe to any channel, start following some pages and make some searches, YouTube Gaming is going to start recommending videos to you depending on the history of your searches, usage and interest.
Notifications: As live streaming is going to be the biggest thing in YouTube Gaming, how will you not be notified about it? As soon as a stream goes live from a channel or page that you have subscribed to, a notification will be delivered to your homescreen from the app. In case you are already into the app live streams from subscribed channels will be pinned to the top of the list.