Google appears to be quite committed to making YouTube Gaming good and today the company has rolled out version 1.2. This update brings with it all kinds of improvements to the service itself, as well as to some of the Android-specific features as well, especially regarding mobile device live game streaming.
Google seems to have been very busy as of late, recently having released an update to their YouTube Gaming application for direct live gameplay streaming from supported Android devices to YouTube Gaming. Now Google Play Games has been updated as well with the ability to record yourself playing games on your Android device.
YouTube Gaming has been updated with the feature we have been waiting for, which is direct mobile game streaming from your Android device to YouTube Gaming. Not only does this make our lives way easier when it comes to streaming gameplay to you, our readers, but it also means anyone can stream as long as they have Android 5.0 or higher.
Good news if you’re a fan of YouTube star PewDiePie, his official mobile game is now available for you to download off of Google Play. Officially titled PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist, players will be controlling PewDiePie as they try to work their way through each stage in this retro-style platformer.
The rush to see who can capture the mobile game streaming market is heating up even more. Currently Mobcrush is still only available on iOS, the company is still working on a beta for Android. This leaves Twitch and YouTube Gaming as the front runners to capture the Android market share for mobile game streaming. DeNA does have their app as well, called Mirrativ, but as it stands that application still needs a bunch of features.
Yesterday we reported that YouTube Gaming would finally be going live today, directly competing against Twitch. Sure enough the platform has gone live and is now completely accessible as well as the official application for YouTube Gaming is now available for download.
YouTube almost bought Twitch not too long ago before Amazon got a hold of it instead. However, before Amazon got a hold of it, YouTube integrated a little feature into their platform that announces when a Twitch stream goes live who also has a YouTube channel. The YouTube decided that they too could provide a platform for video game live streams and that is when YouTube Gaming was announced. Now, after a Summer of waiting, YouTube Gaming will be officially launching tomorrow.
This year E3 2015 has a lot of coverage available live to watch, which means plenty of live streams will be available. A lot of this is thanks to the new permissions that E3 has given to Twitch users, allowing them to co-broadcast the press conferences live on their own channel. However other companies are live streaming as well such as YouTube, who is covering E3 as well. In other words there is a lot of live coverage available.
YouTube has their main application for mobile devices and it does a pretty good job already. However, because gaming is so big in general, YouTube will be releasing a secondary app which is geared towards gaming videos and content on YouTube, and nothing else. It’s a pretty interesting move as it puts them in direct competition with Twitch as well as some of the smaller streaming apps.
We use YouTube a lot here at DroidGamers, whether it be posting trailers from other developer’s channels, or posting trailers and gameplay videos from our own channel, and now even uploading previous TwitchTV streams to YouTube. So with YouTube’s announcement of a paid subscription where people can pay to view videos without the ads, you could now watch everything without the ads. This is especially good for the long TwitchTV streams we have, and will continue to, upload onto YouTube. Content creators also need to know the details regarding this new feature.