That has allowed an underdog like Twitch, the gaming video website bought by Amazon a year ago for $970 million, to grow into the big boss in an explosion of video games as spectator sport.
With the launch of YouTube Gaming, the battle-lines are drawn for a streaming showdown between incumbent games video powerhouse Twitch and Google’s scrappy newcomer.
He said that a YouTube Gaming application was being made available in Britain and the United States for mobile devices powered by Apple or Android software, with more countries to be added “soon”.
“We are bringing all of YouTube’s awesome live and VOD gaming content into one tailored experience with 25,000 game pages”, he told TechNewsWorld. The biggest part is live streams and they dominate the site’s homepage. On this note, YouTube said that it has already developed its live streaming function for the YouTube Gaming app.
YouTube Gaming has a few layout issues that could be picked at, but the hub is brand spanking new, and Wyatt and company are just getting started.
Anyone can stream their content or game by simply creating an account or using their current YouTube account.
As YouTube focused on gaming, it increased the number of frames every second during a video so the moving picture looks more fluid. You can also browse backlogs of a particular channel’s videos.
Currently, Twitch is considered to be the choice go-to platforms of online gamers who want to broadcast their games live.
PCR has speculated that YouTube Gaming won’t take Twitch’s crown unless it gets serious about eSports. YouTube is still working on implementing further moderation on the main site. The platform, which was launched in 2011, has the advantage ofbeing built up as a game streaming service and consequently, even offers an API for game developers to integrate into their games and enable direct streaming. YouTube will do something similar, as well as offering bonus features like offline video viewing.