We all agree that these days, Gaming has become a serious business (literally). YouTube, one of the biggest player in live video has decided to up their game and create a whole new platform dedicated to Gaming.
YouTube Gaming is a dedicated app and website focusing exclusively on gaming content, with a greater emphasis on live streams. Basically, Google is telling Twitch to watch out! Although YouTube Gaming functions similar to it’s Vanilla counterpart, the search content is dedicated to gaming thus viewers will be able to find what they want to see, easier than before. What I really like about the site is it’s black background which gives a more “Gamer” vibe compared to the original YouTube Page.
However, live broadcasts would be subject to its standard copyright checks which means you cannot play certain music on your background.
What do you think of it? Will Google be able tear down Twitch’s monopoly on the live-streaming market with YouTube Gaming? I know I’ll definitely be streaming on YouTube now!