YouTube Gaming to compete against Amazon's Twitch

By Shawn Knight ยท 5 replies
Jun 12, 2015
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    Google may have missed its opportunity to purchase Twitch last year but that’s done little to deter its interest in gaming. Ahead of next week’s E3 conference, the search giant has announced plans to launch a live streaming gaming service of its own based on the YouTube platform.

    This summer, Google will launch YouTube Gaming, consisting of an app and website. Google project manager Alan Joyce said the hub will feature videos, live streams and a massive community of gamers.

    At launch, more than 25,000 games will each have their own page dedicated exclusively to content for that particular title. Game publishers and YouTube creators will also have their own channels, Joyce added.

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    Users will be able to subscribe to pages and channels and will receive notifications of new content, such as when a new live stream starts. It sounds a lot like the regular YouTube which as you know, isn’t exactly a bad platform to use as a foundation.

    In addition to existing features like high frame rate streaming at 60 frames per second, DVR and automatically converting streams into a YouTube video, some of the backend is being redesigned. For example, gamers will no longer need to schedule a live event ahead of time. YouTube Gaming will also provide a single link that can be used to share all of a user’s streams.

    The action gets under way this summer in the US and UK. Those attending E3 can swing by the Google / YouTube booths to check out an early preview.

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,737   +3,757

    "You'll never find a more treacherous labyrinth of copyright claims and infringement notices. We must be cautious." - OB_1
  3. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,662   +1,096

    It's all about the money. Can youtube offer better payments for streamers?
  4. Axle Grease

    Axle Grease TS Booster Posts: 103   +37

    Having the interface displayed in an app rather than a web browser is one way to avoid Adblock.
  5. MannerMauler

    MannerMauler TS Addict Posts: 183   +44

    I think BBC beat you in posting a story about this, why?
  6. How to beat Twitch: Less to no ads on gaming streams or something . Just put them off to the side or something for streamers whatever it takes.

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