YouTube Gaming Hits the Start Button
Google today fully launched its stand-alone YouTube Gaming site. The site features dedicated search algorithms so results focus on games. It includes landing pages for individual game franchises, and allows users to upload their gameplay, similar to Twitch. The service also supports clip highlights and lets users broadcast content easily. The YouTube Gaming web site is live, as is the dedicated mobile app for Android devices. The iOS app has yet to show up in the iTunes App Store. YouTube Gaming is free to access and use.
Google Debuts YouTube Gaming
Google today unveiled YouTube Gaming, a dedicated video service that will focus on gamers. The site will have its own search algorithms so results focus on games.
YouTube Gaming Adds Mobile Capture
YouTube Gaming today pushed out an update to its mobile app and added the ability to capture mobile gameplay. Users can record and live stream mobile gaming on Android devices using the mobile capture tool within the app.
Sony Xperia Phones Can Now Broadcast Games to Twitch
Sony today announced a new partnership with Twitch that will let select Xperia smartphones broadcast gameplay directly to Twitch. Twitch has allowed Android devices to view gameplay before, Sony's Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4, and Xperia Z4v smartphones, and the Xperia Z4 Tablet can now push Android games to Twitch live.
Samsung Releases Game-Recording App
Samsung this month made available an app that smartphone owners can use to record their game play. Game Recorder+ lets users capture game play and face-cam commentary with one touch.
Google to Let Android Users Trial Games from Search
Google gave developers a handful of new tools to improve the gaming experience for Android device owners. Perhaps the most significant of the new tools is one that will allow people to trial games for up to 10 minutes directly from Google search results.