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Google launches YouTube for games to take on Amazon’s Twitch

With an interface similar to YouTube, the website and app are meant for gamers to watch others play

By: HT CORRESPONDENT
| Updated on: Apr 11 2016, 07:27 IST
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With an interface similar to YouTube, the website and app are meant for gamers to watch others play

YouTube has launched it's gaming videos service, in India. It as competitor to Amazon's service, Twitch which lets you live stream or upload and watch videos relates to games.

With an interface similar to YouTube, the website and app are meant for gamers to watch others play. This might seem absurd when everyone could just play the games instead. But, a lot of gamers participate in discussions and have communities on these services to discuss strategies and the latest updates.

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The website has a section dedicated to games titles, channels and live streams. You can sort through videos of a particular game or videos on multiple games uploaded by a channel. The live stream section will let you watch games being played by your favourite users on the channel. You can subscribe to either of the aggregators and get all your videos in the home feed, like you would on YouTube.

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"We know live streams bring the gaming community closer together, so we've created a dedicated destination for them within YouTube Gaming," explaining the ease of streaming your games, Google posted on a blog post, " On Android, we've also made it simpler to broadcast your gameplay to YouTube. You can now record and live stream mobile gameplay on-the-go directly from Android devices using Mobile Capture in YouTube Gaming. You don't need any additional hardware or software—just tap Go Live in the YouTube Gaming app, turn on your selfie cam and record your commentary with your phone's microphone."

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