YouTube Gaming VS Twitch For Game Streaming Glory


Posted on August 25, 2015 by TwiztedShotzTV

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YouTube Gaming, Google’s attempt at taking on Twitch, is allegedly set to launch tomorrow, August 26. The site will go live at gaming.youtube.com tomorrow in the US and the UK and will act as a central hub where viewers can find and watch people live streaming their own video gameplay.

YouTube calls YouTube Gaming the “go-to destination for anything and everything gaming.” It not only shows who is live streaming, but serves as a collection point for all gaming content on YouTube. YouTube Gaming automatically categorizes YouTube’s gaming content and sorts it by game and by the content of video. This allows users to easily see the most popular content for their favorite game.

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A beta version of the new live streaming dashboard is also launching tomorrow. The new dashboard makes streaming less of a scheduled event and more of a casual thing that streamers can do whenever they want. Streaming on YouTube Gaming is done on HTML5, and, unlike Twitch, streamers can enable a “DVR Mode” that buffers the last four hours of a stream and allows viewers to rewind!

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The questions is: Will YouTube compete with Amazon’s Twitch effectively? Twitch has more than 1.5 million broadcasters and amasses over 100 million visitors every month and cost Amazon nearly $1 billion in September last year. Interestingly, Google itself was an interested party and was bidding in competition with Amazon to buy Twitch last year — at times Google was even believed to have closed the deal.

YouTube Gaming will be available to download for iOS when it launches. Will you be getting the app or trying the streaming service out for yourself? Let us know in the comments below OR our forums!

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