Youtube Takes On Gaming With App Called: Youtube Gaming

By Staff  |  06/13/2015

Youtube Gaming

Youtube is taking aim at the world of gaming, announcing plans ahead of next week's E3 conference in Los Angeles to launch an app and site specifically for fans of video games.

Ryan Wyatt, YouTube's global head of gaming content, unveiled YouTube Gaming during an event Friday (June 12) at YouTube Space LA, which he said would be a destination for users to find gaming videos, live streams and Internet personalities.

"Despite the crazy usage that gaming drives on YouTube, we've never really built gamers the experience that they deserve," he said. "That's something that changes today."

Youtube Gaming will launch as a new standalone app and revised web portal in the U.S. and U.K. later this summer, and will feature individual pages dedicated to more than 25,000 games.

It seems the service hopes to rival Amazon-owned gaming service Twitch.

YouTube says it will make it easier for users to broadcast live and competitive gaming by creating singular links that can be shared, removing the need to schedule a broadcast and promoting live broadcasts.

What do you think? Will you try Youtube Gaming?