GOOGLE INC LAUNCHES NEW LIVE STREAMING SERVICE
Google Inc has revealed it is launching a live streaming gaming service called “YouTube Gaming”.
The service, to be available in the form of an app as well as a website, will focus exclusively on gamers and gaming.
More than 25,000 games will each have their own page on the site, bringing videos and live streams about various titles together in a single space, Google said.
Users will be able to add games to their collection for quick access, subscribe to channels, and receive recommendations on new games based on the games and channels they follow.
“Live streams bring the gaming community closer together, so we’ve put them front-and-centre on the YouTube Gaming homepage,” said Alan Joyce, YouTube’s product manager for gaming, in a blogpost announcing the upcoming launch. “And in the coming weeks, we’ll launch an improved live experience that makes it simpler to broadcast your gameplay to YouTube.
“On top of existing features like high frame rate streaming at 60fps, DVR, and automatically converting your stream into a YouTube video, we’re redesigning our system so that you no longer need to schedule a live event ahead of time. We’re also creating a single link you can share for all your streams.”