YouTube has just released the new application, called YouTube Gaming for iOS devices: iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. This application was launched together with the YouTube Gaming site, which is dedicated to all the gamers. YouTube Gaming has a live stream feature with chat, including Let’s Plays, Reviews, Speedruns, Trailers, and more, that allow the gamers to broadcast their performance while playing a game. You can explore your favorite games with a better search and get a better recommendation result as well. Google said, the YouTube Gaming app will be available in the US and UK from this summer.
“YouTube Gaming is built to be all about your favorite games and gamers, with more videos than anywhere else,” YouTube Gaming product manager Alan Joyce said in an announcement.
The video sharing giant told the BBC, it wanted to tackle a “fragmented” experience for the gaming genre.
The YouTube Gaming platform will compete with the other live streaming platform, such as Twitch.tv. At this moment, Twitch.tv is still the first leading live streaming site from Amazon.com, which was launched in 2011. Hundreds of people visit this site everyday to watch the other people playing games, live.
With the new streaming platform, Google hopes that YouTube Gaming can compete with Twitch and get a more popularity foremost in terms of games. It is possible for them, because YouTube has become the number one video sharing site in the world.
One Expert said YouTube was “fighting back” against its rivals, such as Twitch and Daily Motion.
Unfortunately, for this time, YouTube Gaming application for iOS is not available in all countries. If you are in the US, you can download YouTube Gaming from the App Store for free. However, if this application is not available in your country, you can enjoy this new platform still, through www.gaming.youtube.com.