Every month, hundreds of millions of gamers watch billions of hours of gaming content on YouTube, and people are spending 60% more time watching gaming videos this year versus last year. Currently, gaming channels are 20 of the top 100 most subscribed channels in the world. More than half of Gaming views on YouTube gaming views are on mobile devices.
YouTube Gaming is YouTube’s app and website (gaming.youtube.com) built for gamers. YouTube Gaming provides a dedicated place to explore gaming content, making it easier to find and watch gaming videos and live streams on YouTube, as well as to engage with the community—all in one place.
The YouTube Gaming app is available on Android and iOS in the Philippines today April 7, 2016.
- A UI that puts Gaming front and center, so you can search and browse by games as well by publisher and gamer channels. YouTube Gaming brings together over 25,000 games.
- Experience live streams while chatting with other gamers, and receive notifications to keep up with the action.
- Android only: live stream directly from your mobile phone—just push a button and you’re live, using your front-facing camera.
YouTube Gaming is an app that keeps you connected to the games, players, and culture that matter to you, with videos, live streams, and the biggest community of gamers on the web—all in one place. We launched YouTube Gaming in the U.S. and U.K. last August, and we’re excited to invite new players to join us. You can continue to access YouTube Gaming on your desktop from anywhere in the world on gaming.youtube.com.
YouTube Gaming is built to be all about your favorite games and gamers, with more videos than anywhere else. We automatically pull in all gaming-related videos and live streams from YouTube to YouTube Gaming. From “Asteroids” to “Zelda,” more than 25,000 games will each have their own page, a single place for all the best videos and live streams about that title. You’ll also find channels from a wide array of game publishers and YouTube creators.
Keeping up with these games and channels is super easy, too. Add a game to your collection for quick access whenever you want to check up on the latest videos, or subscribe to a channel to get a notification as soon as they start a live stream. Uncover new favorites with recommendations based on the games and channels you love. And when you want something specific, you can search with confidence, knowing that typing “call” will show you “Call of Duty” and not “Call Me Maybe.”
We all know that live streams bring the gaming community closer together, so we’ve created a dedicated destination for them within YouTube Gaming. On Android, they’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.
I’m so excited that YouTube Gaming is already in the Philippines and look forward to watching more together with my family and friends! Thank you YouTube!