Have you heard the buzz yet?! I know my gaming family is super stoked about the latest news about Youtube. This summer, YouTube Gaming will launch, which is a brand new app and website to keep you connected to the games, players, and culture that matter to you, with videos, live streams, and the biggest community of gamers on the web—all in one place.
YouTube Gaming is built to be all about your favorite games and gamers, with more videos than anywhere else. From “Asteroids” to “Zelda,” more than 25,000 games will each have their own page, a single place for all the best videos and live streams about that title. You’ll also find channels from a wide array of game publishers and YouTube creators.
Keeping up with these games and channels is now super easy, too. Add a game to your collection for quick access whenever you want to check up on the latest videos. Subscribe to a channel, and you’ll get a notification as soon as they start a live stream. Uncover new favorites with recommendations based on the games and channels you love. And when you want something specific, you can search with confidence, knowing that typing “call” will show you “Call of Duty” and not “Call Me Maybe.”
Live streams bring the gaming community closer together, so these are put front-and-center on the YouTube Gaming homepage. And in the coming weeks, they will launch an improved live experience that makes it simpler to broadcast your gameplay to YouTube. On top of existing features like high frame rate streaming at 60fps, DVR, and automatically converting your stream into a YouTube video, they’re redesigning their system so that you no longer need to schedule a live event ahead of time. They’re also creating single link you can share for all your streams.
YouTube Gaming will be available this summer, starting in the U.S. and U.K. They are building this just for gamers—so they want to hear from you about how they can make it the best way to connect with your community. Head over to gaming.youtube.com and follow @YouTubeGaming and you’ll be the first to know when YouTube Gaming is ready for you to play with.
I can’t wait to get in there and check it all out! What are your thoughts on YouTube Gaming? Leave them below in the comments!