YouTube Gaming launches tomorrow! Twitch’s competitor goes live

YouTube Gaming is getting launched in just a few hours. Google has been testing its newest service for months now and it appears that it is keeping its word of launching it sometime in 2015. This is supposed to be a Twitch competitor after all. All regions that have access to YouTube will have access to the streaming feature.


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This service is one of the first serious competitors to Amazon-owned hit Twitch. Google wanted to buy the original service, but that deal fell through and Amazon swooped in and got it for themselves.


YouTube Gaming could change the face of streaming because it will allow users to store their sessions indefinitely, which cannot be said by Twitch, where streams get deleted after some time. Some Twitch streamers even upload their sessions to YouTube for archival purposes and post-viewing. This could make things much easier for them, depending on how things go.


The Gaming service will be available worldwide but the mobile apps will be available in the US and UK at first. The Android app will go live tomorrow.


Source: AndroidPolice


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



Amazon buys Twitch for $1 billion!

Amazon is buying Twitch for $1 billion dollars or the commercial equivalent of one Instagram! The announcement was confirmed by Android Police, The Wall Street Journal and itself in the past few hours!

A few weeks after the rumor that Google is the one who acquired Twitch hit the news; reality hits the eager public with a shock. It is still unclear why Amazon is taking a shot with such a popular streaming site as Twitch because the multimedia e-mogul is not active in the social media niche and does not associate itself too much with gaming. Amazon is more known for being one of the best merchandise e-service around selling from video games, books, cat food, electronics to power tools and clothing.

Amazon officially announced that it has reached an agreement with Twitch Interactive Inc. in relation to its acquisition. Considering the fact that streaming, broadcasting and watching gameplay has become rather popular in the past few months, Twitch became a leader on the niche market and it brings millions of people together in various channels where they can watch the gameplays they love so much and the gaming conferences they cannot attend to in person.

Twitch launched in 2011 and focuses on live video streaming for gamers. Amazon is said to acquire Twitch’s shares for $970 million in cash and the agreement is expected to close sometime in the third quarter of 2014. 

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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