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Google Play Games gets gameplay recording feature

Google Play Games is one of the best and most popular apps on the store with well over 1 billion downloads. Now the app got an update with something really interesting: you will be able to record gameplays on your mobile device!

 

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What this update allows you to do is record your Android games and you can later upload them on YouTube via the Play Games app. The bad part is that this is only available in the UK and US for the time being.

 

How does gameplay recording work on Google Play Games?

 

In order to begin recording a game, you have to find it in the Play games app and you will get a record button you can press. Your video will be encoded in 480p or 720p version. You can even ad your reactions in the mix by using the front-facing camera on your phone and you can add it in the corner of the video. After you finish recording your gameplay, the app will give you a basic video editing interface you can use to upload your new gameplay video on YouTube. You can also do this on the YouTube Gaming app.

 

The Play Games update is available on APK Mirror at this link. It is supposed to enable game recording as soon as you install, therefore it is not a server-side change. We are not sure if it does work outside of US and UK in this form either. You can find the app below:

Google Play Games
Google Play Games
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free
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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

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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