Google earlier this year tried very hard to takeover and buy Twitch, but they lost out to Amazon, and Twitch has become so popular among gamers that Google has infact seen a major drop in the usage of their old-school Youtube channels, so they are attempting to dress up the old Youtube in some new clothes and market it as YouTube Gaming, and their first Android preview was recently released.
|With YouTube Gaming on Android, users can watch videos covering more than 25,000 games and also watch live streams. While watching live streams, users can chat with other gamers and see reviews of popular games. YouTube Gaming will also recommend videos based on games in which users have showed interest. As far as the apps interface goes, users can browse dedicated pages for every game, as well as specific publisher and gamer channels. There are also category pages for topics such a reviews, let’s plays, and eSports.
YouTube gaming for Android includes support for live stream notifications and will also include live streams of events such as E3, Pax, and Gamescom. The APK for YouTube Gaming is available now on APKMirror and is slowly rolling out to the Play Store. The full changelog/description is below:
YouTube Gaming keeps you connected to the games, players, and culture that matter to you. Featuring videos and live streams with chat – including reviews, speedruns, trailers, and more from your favorite gamers and publishers – you can explore the games you care about more deeply than ever before.
With videos covering Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto, League of Legends, Call of Duty, Garry’s Mod, and tens of thousands more, it’s all on YouTube Gaming.
VIDEOS AND LIVE STREAMS ALL IN ONE PLACE
A DESIGN BUILT FOR GAMERS
THE BIGGEST GAMING COMMUNITY
So what you think of Google’s attempt to get gamers back to groove in using YouTube, will it work, and have you tried it out yet?