Youtube is one of the biggest platforms for video sharing and hosts so many different content creators from all over the world, some of whom’s sole source of income is Youtube. While Twitch started to dominate the Gaming Live Streaming market, Youtube decided to launch the Youtube Gaming app and site in an attempt to get creators to use that as well.
Youtube Gaming’s dedicated app is being shut down and you won’t be asked over and over again if you want to watch a live stream on the Youtube Gaming webpage or app. This is mainly due to the fact that it didn’t get the reach that Youtube had hoped for and have decided to make a change to it. Instead of completely removing it, they’re adding it to the main Youtube site where it will have a dedicated home.
The new gaming home of Youtube will have rows of recommended videos and streams, popular live streams and content from your subscriptions. On top of that, you will have the option to choose specific games as your favourite so that the Youtube Algorithm will recommend those games more. It will also have a section titled “On The Rise” which will feature trending content creators. They plan to retire the Youtube Gaming App in March 2019 and the new page can be seen at youtube.com/gaming.
You can read all about this change here on the youtube blogpost.
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