YouTube Gaming is coming! Google to launch its own live streaming gaming service

YouTube Gaming is taking on Twitch! The newest Google project was announced rather cutely on Twitter yesterday and it appears that the Game is on! Google almost bought Twitch last year, but Amazon was better and faster – and probably made a better offer – so they snatched it for themselves. Now the rainbow multinational has decided to step up their game and get in on the ever-growing gaming market and its linked online gaming streaming hype with its own streaming service.


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Enter YouTube Streaming, a service using the YouTube name that will have its own website and app to go with it as soon as this fall. It will have dedicated pages for over 25,000 games at launch and support for 60fps streaming along with improved latency and the promise of never having to schedule broadcasts. Streams will be turned into YouTube videos for good measure. This means that old videos should remain viewable long after they were made, unlike the Past Broadcast service Twitch is offering where users can opt out of recording their streams for posthumous viewing in archives and where they don’t stay longer than 60 days.


The on-point response Twitch gave to Youtube Gaming's coming out tweet.
The on-point response Twitch gave to YouTube Gaming’s coming out tweet.



The Google service will launch in the UK and US first and it should extend globally after that. There is no exact launch date at the moment; therefore it could happen any day now in the next couple of months. Until then, you can try all the little triangles shaping up the heart logo from the official page, if you want to relive the nostalgia of hearing old game jingles, that is.


Source: YoutubeGaming via AndroidPolice


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[App of the day!] Periscope – Twitter’s live streaming app – is finally live for Android users

Almost two weeks have passed since Meerkat got out of beta stage and fully released to Android devices all over the world and its fiercest (and more popular) competition Periscope finally managed to get an Android version as well. It’s been months since everyone on Twitter who also owned an iPhone could use this app, but now equality was reestablished in the social media world. Twitter’s live video streams made via phone can be viewed and made with Android devices as well.




You can download it on your phone and tablet, depending on your Android toy of choice. This app will plug into your Twitter account even if it has its own client and when you start a stream it activates the default public mode which means everyone on periscope will be able to see you or what you are filming. You can also link your stream to Twitter or send private links to certain people.


Periscope itself is based on live streams and your videos can be replayed for 24 hours after they were broadcasted. After 24 hours they are automatically deleted, but you can delete them yourself beforehand if you want.


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[App of the week] Meerkat – the live streaming service connected to social media steps on Periscope competition with a stable Android version

Meerkat just stepped on the competition by announcing the release of its first stable 1.0 build, well ahead of the direct competitor Periscope. The little social media app managed it all without the help of huge companies like Twitter and without postponing the Android app version like other apps (*cough, looking at you Periscope, *cough).




The social media streaming app has been taking its time in releasing the first stable 1.0 build by minutiously changing things like duplicate tweets, video freezes, notifications and streaming over its closed beta release.

Just in case you don’t know what this app is, Meerkat is a live video streaming service that lets users peek and comment on live videos others are willing to share. It does not have a past broadcast or re-run option so you either catch the live show or you miss it. It does however save the video locally for the person streaming and it delivers instant notifications to followers when you start streaming.


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