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Youtube to Begin Gaming Live Streaming Service to Compete with Twitch TV And You Can Sign Up For Early Access
YouTube Gaming is built to be all about your favorite games and gamers, with more videos than anywhere else. 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 now super easy, too. Add a game to your collection for quick access whenever you want to check up on the latest videos. Subscribe to a channel, and you’ll 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.”
I’m excited about the collection aspect. It gives you a way to show off and keep track of your favorite games, and the new recommendation system will help gamers discover other great games as well.
It also helps gamers to find content more quickly by filtering out non-gaming related search results.
They have a long road ahead of them though if they want to take on Twitch TV which is owned by Amazon. Google had expressed interest in acquiring Twitch as well but was beat by Amazon.
The problem is that Twitch already has a huge following of gamers, both those streaming their screens, and those who wish to watch others playing the games.
Youtube has also been victim to false DMCA claims lately which has the community concerned in how music from their gaming streams would be handled in the new gaming streaming service.
Youtube is set to unveil it’s new project this summer.
In the meanwhile, you can sign up to receive an email to be notified when the service goes live at https://gaming.youtube.com/coming_soon